- the mechanical device by means of which an electric connection to an apparatus is established.
- the point of current entry to, or point of current departure from, any conducting component in an electric circuit.
- a herm or term.
- a carving or the like at the end of something, as a finial.
Origin of terminal
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How to use terminal in a sentence
A few months later, the company signed a deal with Shell, the Dutch energy giant, to jointly develop the terminal at an estimated cost of about $11 billion.
Its plans to build an LNG-export terminal in Louisiana took a blow at the end of March 2020, when Shell, its 50-50 partner in the project, decided to pull out, citing adverse market conditions.
Coronavirus infections were linked to a beluga whale that experienced lung disease and terminal liver failure, and Pacific harbor seals that died from pneumonia in 2000.Everything we know—and don’t know—about human-to-animal COVID transmission|jakemeth|September 4, 2020|Fortune
This week, the company and several big name partners, including UPS and Penske, announced plans for an autonomous freight network of self-driving trucks, digitally mapped routes, terminals, and a central operations system to monitor the lot.TuSimple’s Robot Big Rigs Will Automate Freight Coast to Coast|Jason Dorrier|July 5, 2020|Singularity Hub
With the rise of flies as proven test subjects, when Rogulja became curious about terminal sleep deprivation, it again seemed like a plausible thing to study.
But millions of rules result in perpetual error, and, as a terminal side effect, make leadership and accomplishment illegal.
I told them the story about how Delta helped her propose to me in the middle of the international terminal here at Delta.
Someone without a terminal illness can go through years and years of terrible suffering.
“Someone with a terminal illness will die soon anyway,” he said.
Most of the 38 alleged victims were gravely ill or suffered terminal conditions.Nurse Nasty Suspected of Killing 38 People in Italy|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He presented the railway case with great ability, and his views were accepted on the important terminal question.
The terminal C is held to the metal covering of the fixture, while the end D is held to one of the wires.
The carbon plates should be connected together and then connected to a binding post which forms the positive terminal of the cell.
The single railroad passing through Fredericksburg had no coast terminal.Historic Fredericksburg|John T. Goolrick
A terminal moraine, a mile and a half in depth, separates it from the sea.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska|Charles Warren Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for terminal
- a point at which current enters or leaves an electrical device, such as a battery or a circuit
- a conductor by which current enters or leaves at such a point
- an ornamental carving at the end of a structure
- another name for term (def. 10)
- a point or station usually at the end of the line of a railway, serving as an important access point for passengers or freight
- a less common name for terminus
- the smallest arteriole before its division into capillaries
- either of two veins that collect blood from the thalamus and surrounding structures and empty it into the internal cerebral vein
- the portion of a bronchiole just before it subdivides into the air sacs of the lungs