- 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.
Words nearby terminal
Origin of terminal
OTHER WORDS FROM terminal
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH terminalterminal terminus
Example sentences from the Web for terminal
But millions of rules result in perpetual error, and, as a terminal side effect, make leadership and accomplishment illegal.
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.
Perhaps more than anything, what people fear most—aside from the pain of a terminal illness—is the loss of control.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die|Gene Robinson|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The American public is more or less evenly split on the question of physician-assisted death in the case of terminal illness.The Beautiful Newlywed Who Made the Right Change Its Mind on Physician-Assisted Death|Samantha Allen|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of the terminal towns vanished completely when the railroad moved on.The Last American Frontier|Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
These two parts form a ring through which the terminal tendon of the fleshy portion of the same muscle passes.Artistic Anatomy of Animals|douard Cuyer
In the use of punctuation marks; first of terminal marks, then of the marks within a sentence.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10|Charles Herbert Sylvester
So, getting rid of these initial and terminal superfluities, there remains Allart, or Alard.
Between its terminal moraines and the older moraines we have skirted, a rather voluminous stream has eroded its valley.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
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