Definition of Terminal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route. "Terminal charges"

Partainyms: Terminus

2. Noun. Station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods.

3. Adjective. Relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time. "Terminal payments"
Partainyms: Term

4. Noun. A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
Exact synonyms: Pole
Specialized synonyms: Anode, Negative Pole, Positive Pole
Group relationships: Battery, Electric Battery, Electrical Device
Generic synonyms: Contact, Tangency
Derivative terms: Polar

5. Adjective. Being or situated at an end. "The terminal syllable"
Antonyms: Intermediate

6. Noun. Either extremity of something that has length. "The terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

7. Adjective. Occurring at or forming an end or termination. "Terminal leave"
Exact synonyms: Concluding, Final, Last
Similar to: Closing
Derivative terms: Final, Final, Finality

8. Noun. Electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display.

9. Adjective. Causing or ending in or approaching death. "Terminal cancer"
Similar to: Fatal

Definition of Terminal

1. a. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.

2. n. That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity.

3. a. Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges.

4. n. The end of a line of railroad, with the switches, stations, sheds, and other appliances pertaining thereto.

Definition of Terminal

1. Noun. A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes. ¹

2. Noun. A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City. ¹

3. Noun. In electronics, the end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus. ¹

4. Noun. An electric contact on a battery. ¹

5. Noun. In telecommunications, the apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) In the context of computer hardware, a device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and/or displaying data received, especially a device equipped with a keyboard and some sort of textual display. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) A computer program that emulates a terminal (6). ¹

8. Noun. (computing theory) A terminal symbol in a formal grammar. ¹

9. Adjective. Fatal, resulting in death. ¹

10. Adjective. Appearing at the end, top or apex of a physical object. ¹

11. Adjective. Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time. ¹

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Definition of Terminal

1. an end or extremity [n -S]

Medical Definition of Terminal

1. 1. Forming or pertaining to an end, placed at the end. 2. A termination, end or extremity. Origin: L. Terminalis This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Terminal

terminable interest
terminal (current term)
terminal Ss
terminal acetylene
terminal acetylenes
terminal addition enzyme
terminal artery
terminal bar
terminal boutons
terminal bronchiole
terminal care
terminal cisternae
terminal control area
terminal crest
terminal deletion
terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase

Literary usage of Terminal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"Railroads ф=>139—Contract between trustee terminal company and ... A contract between a terminal company and the railway companies for whom it held the ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The original motion for new trial recites: "Now come Henry M. Atkinson and Samuel F. Parrott, receivers of the Georgia terminal Company, and the Georgia ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1911)
"This is, however, denied, and it is asserted that the terminal company is ... The contention is based on a partial view of the condition. The terminal ..."

4. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1914)
"terminal Passenger Stations. Their Design and Operation. JL Busfield. ... Proposed Plan of One Central Railway terminal for Chicago. RC Sattley. ..."

5. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"Discusses the demands upon a freight terminal yard, the general types, ... Deals with the general layout of terminal yards and discusses some of the ..."

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