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Meaning of TERMINAL

Pronunciation:  'turmunl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
  2. [n]  a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
  3. [n]  electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
  4. [adj]  causing or ending in or approaching death; "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer"
  5. [adj]  occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave"
  6. [adj]  being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable"
  7. [adj]  relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; "terminal examinations"; "terminal payments"
  8. [adj]  of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; "freight pickup is a terminal service"; "terminal charges"

TERMINAL is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: closing, concluding, depot, endmost, fatal, final, last, pole, terminus
 See Also: air terminal, airport terminal, anode, battery, bus depot, bus station, bus terminal, cathode, coach station, contact, electric battery, electrical device, electronic equipment, job-oriented terminal, keyboard, link-attached station, link-attached terminal, negative pole, positive pole, railroad station, railroad terminal, railway station, remote station, remote terminal, station, subway station, tangency, train depot, train station, transit, transportation, transportation system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ter"mi*nal\, a. (Railroads)
    Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt
    or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges.
  2. \Ter"mi*nal\, n. (Railroads)
    (a) The end of a line of railroad, with the switches,
        stations, sheds, and other appliances pertaining thereto.
    (b) Any station for the delivery or receipt of freight lying
        too far from the main line to be served by mere sidings.
    (c) A rate charged on all freight, independent of the
        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; a terminal charge.
    (d) A town lying at the end of a railroad; -- more properly
        called a {terminus}.
  3. \Ter"mi*nal\ (-nal), a. [L. terminals: cf. F. terminal.
    See {Term}, n.]
    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}, n., 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.
  4. \Ter"mi*nal\, n.
    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.
Computing Dictionary

1. An electronic or electromechanical device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and displaying data received. Early terminals were called teletypes, later ones vdus. Typically a terminal communicates with the computer via a serial line.

2. 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.

3. Apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line.

Biology Dictionary
  1. Describes a disease that causes death.
  2. At the apex or far end of something.