a fixed or appointed day, as for the payment of money due; a quarter day.
noun 1. a word or group of words designating something, especially in a particular field, as atom in physics, quietism in theology, adze in carpentry, or district leader in politics. 2. any word or group of words considered as a member of a construction or utterance. 3. the time or period through which something lasts. […]
noun 1. a person who is serving a term, especially in prison (usually used in combination): a first-termer. noun 1. a variant spelling of termor
adjective 1. capable of being terminated. 2. (of an annuity) coming to an end after a certain term. adjective 1. able to be terminated 2. terminating after a specific period or event: a terminable annuity
/ter’mi-nak`/ [Caltech, ca. 1979] Any malfunctioning computer terminal. A common failure mode of Lear-Siegler ADM 3a terminals caused the “L” key to produce the “K” code instead; complaints about this tended to look like “Terminak #3 has a bad keyboard. Pkease fix.” See AIDX, Nominal Semidestructor, Open DeathTrap, ScumOS, sun-stools, Telerat, HP-SUX. [Jargon File] (1995-04-14)