situated at or forming the end or extremity of something:
a terminal feature of a vista.
occurring at or forming the end of a series, succession, or the like; closing; concluding.
pertaining to or lasting for a term or definite period; occurring at fixed terms or in every term:
pertaining to, situated at, or forming the terminus of a railroad.
Botany. growing at the end of a branch or stem, as a bud or inflorescence.
Architecture. noting a figure, as a herm or term, in the form of a bust upon a gaine.
pertaining to or placed at a boundary, as a landmark.
occurring at or causing the end of life:
a terminal disease.
Informal. utterly beyond hope, rescue, or saving:
The undercapitalized project is a terminal problem.
a terminal part of a structure; end or extremity.
Railroads. a major assemblage of station, yard, maintenance, and repair facilities, as at a terminus, at which trains originate or terminate, or at which they are distributed or combined.
Computers. any device for entering information into a computer or receiving information from it, as a keyboard with video display unit, either adjoining the computer or at some distance from it.
a station on the line of a public carrier, as in a city center or at an airport, where passengers embark or disembark and where freight is received or discharged.
the mechanical device by means of which an electric connection to an apparatus is established.
the point of current entry to, or point of current departure from, any conducting component in an electric circuit.
a herm or term.
a carving or the like at the end of something, as a finial.
almost at an end
of, being, or situated at an end, terminus, or boundary: a terminal station, terminal buds
of, relating to, or occurring after or in a term: terminal leave
(of a disease) terminating in death: terminal cancer
(informal) extreme: terminal boredom
of or relating to the storage or delivery of freight at a warehouse: a terminal service
a terminating point, part, or place
a point at which current enters or leaves an electrical device, such as a battery or a circuit
a conductor by which current enters or leaves at such a point
(computing) a device having input/output links with a computer but situated at a distance from the computer
an ornamental carving at the end of a structure
another name for term (sense 10)
a point or station usually at the end of the line of a railway, serving as an important access point for passengers or freight
a less common name for terminus
a purpose-built reception and departure structure at the terminus of a bus, sea, or air transport route
a site where raw material is unloaded, stored, in some cases reprocessed, and reloaded for further transportation, esp an onshore installation designed to receive offshore oil or gas from tankers or a pipeline
the smallest arteriole before its division into capillaries
either of two veins that collect blood from the thalamus and surrounding structures and empty it into the internal cerebral vein
the portion of a bronchiole just before it subdivides into the air sacs of the lungs
terminal ter·mi·nal (tûr’mə-nəl)
Of, relating to, situated at, or forming a limit, a boundary, an extremity, or an end.
Of, relating to, occurring at, or being the end of a section or series; final.
Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal.
A position in a circuit or device at which a connection can be made or broken. See Note at battery.
Computer Science A device, often equipped with a keyboard and a video display, by which one can read, enter, or manipulate information in a computer system.
/ˌsʌbtəˈnætʃərəl; -ˈnætʃrəl/ adjective 1. (rare) falling below what is accepted as natural; less than natural
noun 1. a cave or subterranean room.
noun 1. a cave or subterranean room.
[suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uh n] /ˌsʌb təˈreɪ ni ən/ adjective, Also, subterraneous 1. existing, situated, or operating below the surface of the earth; underground. 2. existing or operating out of sight or secretly; hidden or secret. noun 3. a person or thing that is subterranean. 4. a subterrane. subterranean /ˌsʌbtəˈreɪnɪən/ adjective 1. Also subterraneous, subterrestrial. situated, living, or […]