(terminal capabilities) A Unix database listing different types of terminal (or terminal emulation) and the character strings to send to make the terminal perform certain functions such as move the cursor up one line or clear the screen.
Programs written using termcap can work on any terminal in the database which supports the necessary functions. Typical programs are text editors or file viewers like more. The termcap routines look for an environment variable “TERM” to determine which terminal the user is using.
terminfo is a later version of termcap.
noun 1. 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