terminal

[ tur-muh-nl ]
/ ˈtɜr mə nl /
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adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. termagant,
  2. termagantly,
  3. terman,
  4. termer,
  5. terminable,
  6. terminal artery,
  7. terminal bar,
  8. terminal boutons,
  9. terminal bronchiole,
  10. terminal bud

Origin of terminal

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

SYNONYMS FOR terminal
Related forms
Can be confusedterminal terminus

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British Dictionary definitions for terminally

terminal

/ (ˈtɜːmɪnəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsterminally, adverb

Word Origin for terminal

C15: from Latin terminālis, from terminus end

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Word Origin and History for terminally
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Medicine definitions for terminally

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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Science definitions for terminally

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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