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Webster 1913 Edition


Terminal

Ter′mi-nal

(-nal)
,
Adj.
[L.
terminals
: cf. F.
terminal
. See
Term
,
Noun.
]
1.
Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity;
as, a
terminal
edge
.
2.
(Bot.)
Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating;
as, a
terminal
bud, flower, or spike
.
Terminal moraine
.
See the Note under
Moraine
.
Terminal statue
.
See
Terminus
,
Noun.
, 2 and 3.
Terminal velocity
.
(a)
The velocity acquired at the end of a body’s motion.
(b)
The limit toward which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air.

Ter′mi-nal

,
Noun.
1.
That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity.
2.
(Eccl.)
Either of the ends of the conducting circuit of an electrical apparatus, as an inductorium, dynamo, or electric motor, usually provided with binding screws for the attachment of wires by which a current may be conveyed into or from the machine; a pole.

Webster 1828 Edition


Terminal

TERM'INAL

,
Adj.
[from L. terminus.] In botany, growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as a terminal scape, flower or spike.
1.
Forming the extremity; as a terminal edge.

Definition 2021


Terminal

Terminal

See also: terminal and terminál

German

Noun

Terminal m (genitive Terminals, plural Terminals)

  1. terminal (at an airport etc)

Declension

terminal

terminal

See also: Terminal and terminál

English

Noun

terminal (plural terminals)

  1. A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.
  2. A harbour facility where ferries embark and disembark passengers and load and unload vehicles.
  3. A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
  4. A rate charged on all freight, regardless of distance, and supposed to cover the expenses of station service, as distinct from mileage rate, generally proportionate to the distance and intended to cover movement expenses.
  5. A town lying at the end of a railroad, in which the terminal is located; more properly called a terminus.
  6. (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.
  7. An electric contact on a battery.
  8. (telecommunications) The apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
  9. (computing) 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.
  10. (computing) A computer program that emulates a physical terminal.
  11. (computing theory) A terminal symbol in a formal grammar.
  12. (biology) The end ramification (of an axon, etc.) or one of the extremities of a polypeptid.

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terminal (not comparable)

  1. (illness): Fatal; resulting in death.
    (example) terminal cancer
  2. Appearing at the end; top or apex of a physical object.
  3. Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time.

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Catalan

Adjective

terminal m, f (masculine and feminine plural terminals)

  1. terminal

Noun

terminal m (plural terminals)

  1. (computing) terminal


French

Pronunciation

Adjective

terminal m (feminine singular terminale, masculine plural terminaux, feminine plural terminales)

  1. terminal

Noun

terminal m (plural terminaux)

  1. terminal

German

Adjective

terminal (not comparable)

  1. terminal

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin terminus, via English terminal

Noun

terminal m (definite singular terminalen, indefinite plural terminaler, definite plural terminalene)

  1. a terminal

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin terminus, via English terminal

Noun

terminal m (definite singular terminalen, indefinite plural terminalar, definite plural terminalane)

  1. a terminal

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Polish

Noun

terminal m inan

  1. airport terminal (building at an airport from which passengers board the planes)
  2. transportation hub
  3. computer terminal (device for entering data into a computer)

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Portuguese

Adjective

terminal m, f (plural terminais, comparable)

  1. relating to or occurring during the conclusion or end of something
  2. (of a disease) terminal (resulting in death)

Noun

terminal m (plural terminais)

  1. terminal (section of a station or airport where passengers board the vehicle or craft)
  2. (electronics) terminal (the end of a line where signals are transmitted or received)
  3. (computing) terminal (device for entering and displaying data)
  4. (computing) terminal (computer program that emulates a terminal)

Spanish

Adjective

terminal m, f (plural terminales)

  1. final
  2. deadly

Noun

terminal m (plural terminales)

  1. terminal
  2. closure

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