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terminal

ter·mi·nal

terminal

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhr mih nl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, located at, or forming the end, limit, or boundary of something.
a terminal cliff
similar words:
bounding
definition 2: occurring at or being the end of a series, section, or the like; concluding; final.
the terminal chapter
synonyms:
concluding, final, last
antonyms:
inceptive, initial
similar words:
ultimate, utmost
definition 3: appearing or growing at the end of a stem, branch, or the like, as a bud or flower.
definition 4: causing or ending in death; fatal.
a terminal illness
synonyms:
fatal, mortal
similar words:
deathly, lethal, malignant
definition 5: of, relating to, or happening in a term or in every term.
terminal insurance payments
similar words:
annual, cyclic, quarterly, seasonal, yearly
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part or point that forms the end, limit, or boundary of something.
synonyms:
end, limit, terminus
similar words:
border, boundary, extremity, fringe
definition 2: a point in an electric circuit where a connection may be made or broken.
synonyms:
pole
similar words:
outlet, receptacle
definition 3: the mechanical device at such a point in a circuit, as at the end of a wire or cable, by means of which a connection may be made.
synonyms:
switch
definition 4: either end of a railway, shipping line, bus route, or the like, or a town at this place.
synonyms:
terminus
similar words:
depot, station
definition 5: the passenger station, offices, and freight facilities at such a point or at a major junction.
synonyms:
depot, station
similar words:
terminus
definition 6: an instrument connected to a computer, used to enter, receive, and display data or information.
similar words:
display, keyboard, monitor, peripheral
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derivation: terminally (adv.)
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