verb (used with object), ter·mi·nat·ed, ter·mi·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), ter·mi·nat·ed, ter·mi·nat·ing.
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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez questioned whether an officer could be decertified before he or she was terminated, because members of the public would be able to bring complaints to POST directly.Sacramento Report: Jones, COVID-19 and the Irony of Remote Voting|Sara Libby and Jesse Marx|August 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Cowan said that Postal Service leaders had not eliminated overtime — but that mail sorting procedures had changed, effectively terminating it in certain ways anyway.Info About Local Post Office Operations Is Conflicting and Hard to Come By|Ashly McGlone and Kate Nucci|August 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
This causes the qubits to lose their quantum state and decohere, terminating any actual quantum computing.Cosmic rays could pose a problem for future quantum computers|Neel Patel|August 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Computer scientists are generally interested in knowing whether a given rewriting system always terminates.Computer Scientists Attempt to Corner the Collatz Conjecture|Kevin Hartnett|August 26, 2020|Quanta Magazine
PG&E owed the firm millions of dollars when it abruptly terminated its business relationship this year.The Mystery House: How a Suspicious Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Deal Is Connected to California’s Deadliest Fire|by Scott Morris, Bay City News Foundation|August 26, 2020|ProPublica
And sometimes, they chose to terminate their pregnancies by having abortions.
Instead, the county filed to terminate his rights based on his mental illness.
Abortifacients, by contrast, are used to terminate an existing pregnancy.Is Forced Religious Belief Coming to an Employer Near You?|Jamelle Bouie|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Has the IRS taken actions to terminate the offending employees?IRS Singled Out Conservative Groups for Extra Scrutiny|Megan McArdle|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Republic wanted to terminate its obligations and put workers in a 401(k) (or at least a more solvent Teamster pension plan).
And I would respectfully suggest that this interview must definitely terminate the matter one way or the other.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He had hitherto lived for universal man:—his days should terminate on a different principle.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
In many cases an agency is created for an indefinite period, and in these either party can terminate it whenever he desires.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
To support his rôle as the friend of labor, he must needs terminate the sanguinary struggle.
Hoping to terminate the thefts, Johnny complained to the overseer, though without accusing Jack.