- 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
Can be confusedterminal terminus
Examples 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