terminal

[ tur-muh-nl ]
/ ˈtɜr mə nl /

adjective

noun

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Origin of terminal

1480–90; late Middle English <Latin terminālis, equivalent to termin(us) end, limit + -ālis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM terminal

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH terminal

terminal , terminus
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British Dictionary definitions for terminal

terminal
/ (ˈtɜːmɪnəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of terminal

terminally, adverb

Word Origin for terminal

C15: from Latin terminālis, from terminus end
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Medical definitions for terminal

terminal
[ tûrmə-nəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, situated at, or forming a limit, a boundary, an extremity, or an end.
Of, relating to, occurring at, or being the end of a section or series; final.
Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal.
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Scientific definitions for terminal

terminal
[ tûrmə-nəl ]

Electricity
A position in a circuit or device at which a connection can be made or broken. See Note at battery.
Computer Science A device, often equipped with a keyboard and a video display, by which one can read, enter, or manipulate information in a computer system.
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