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airport a large area of level land where airplanes can land and take off, usu. including a passenger terminal and cargo and repair facilities.
aldehyde in chemistry, any of a group of organic compounds, such as formaldehyde, the molecule of which contains a terminal carbon atom bound separately to a hydrogen and an oxygen atom.
alveolar of or pertaining to small cavities such as the terminal air sacs of the lungs or the cells of a honeycomb. [1/4 definitions]
alveolus a small cavity or pit, such as one of the terminal air sacs of the lungs or one cell of a honeycomb. [1/2 definitions]
anode the negative terminal of a battery. (Cf. cathode.)
cathode the positive terminal of a battery. (Cf. anode.)
cursor a movable lighted marker on a computer terminal screen that indicates where data can be inserted.
cutoff a prescribed terminal point or limit. [1/5 definitions]
electronic mail messages typed into a computer terminal and sent via telephone cable to another terminal.
e-mail the practice or system by which messages may be typed into one computer terminal and sent by telephone, cable, or wireless to another computer terminal; electronic mail. [1/4 definitions]
ferry a terminal for a ferry service. [1/6 definitions]
fireplug a large terminal water pipe that protrudes from the ground, to which hoses can be connected for fighting fires; fire hydrant.
interterminal combined form of terminal.
living will a document directing that all medical life-support systems or treatment that prolong the signer's life be ended in the event of a terminal illness.
monitor a visual display screen for a computer terminal. [1/10 definitions]
multiterminal combined form of terminal.
nonterminal combined form of terminal.
online designating a computer terminal that is in operation. [1/3 definitions]
radius vector a vector with a fixed point of origin and movable terminal point, such as a straight line connecting two bodies in relative orbital motion. [1/2 definitions]
skycap a baggage porter at an airline terminal.
telecommuting the performing of office work at home by using a computer terminal and sending this work back to the employer by electronic means.