Origin of termination
OTHER WORDS FROM terminationter·mi·na·tion·al, adjectivenon·ter·mi·na·tion, nounun·ter·mi·na·tion·al, adjective
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What does termination mean?
Termination is the act of bringing something to an end or the physical end of something.
Termination is the noun form of the verb terminate, meaning to bring an end to. It also means to fire someone from a job, and termination is perhaps most commonly used as a way to refer to this process or its result, as in His employment with the company ended in termination.
Example: The termination of the program last year hurt the many people who relied on its benefits.
Where does termination come from?
The first records of termination come from around the 1400s. It ultimately derives from the Latin verb termināre, meaning “to set boundaries,” from terminus, meaning “end” (the word terminus is also used in English to mean “end”).
The verb terminate can sound quite deadly, probably due at least in part to the Terminator series of movies featuring time-traveling, killer robots (who always manage to travel just not far enough back in time to get the job done). Even if you’re not being hunted by a robot from the future, getting terminated is never a good thing. In real life, it often means getting fired, and termination is often the official, HR-approved term for the process.
But termination doesn’t always refer to the end of one’s life or the end of one’s job. The termination of a legal contract is the ending of it for a particular reason, perhaps because the period of the contract is over. The termination of a word is the suffix or ending part—the termination of termination is the suffix -tion. In a physical sense, a termination is where something ends or its boundary. However, when referring to something like a trail, the word terminus is more often used to mean the same thing.
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What are some other forms related to termination?
- terminate (verb)
- terminational (adjective)
- nontermination (noun)
- unterminational (adjective)
What are some synonyms for termination?
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What are some words that often get used in discussing termination?
How is termination used in real life?
Termination is most often used in a technical way or in an official context. It is perhaps most commonly used in reference to the firing of an employee, but this sense is mostly used by HR reps and lawyers.
In addition to fining Antonio Brown $215,073.53 for conduct detrimental to the team that voided $29.125 million worth of guaranteed money in his contract, the Raiders sent Brown a letter that he no longer will be entitled to termination pay if they release him, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2019
BREAKING: LeBron James' agent informs Heat that he will exercise early termination option, making James free agent. (via @Chris_Broussard )
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 24, 2014
Heating up seafood in the breakroom microwave should have HR dropping termination papers on your desk effective immediately
— Stafford Steve (@South_Paugh) November 7, 2019
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How to use termination in a sentence
The state informed Prospect that the termination would delay the review process as Rhode Island needed to hire a new accounting firm.Rich Investors Stripped Millions From a Hospital Chain and Want to Leave It Behind. A Tiny State Stands in Their Way.|by Peter Elkind|February 4, 2021|ProPublica
After these terminations, the Open Technology Fund immediately filed suit challenging the agency, resulting in a win that restricted it from removing or replacing employees at the fund.US broadcasting agency executive director resigns|Kaela Roeder|January 27, 2021|Washington Blade
Emery and Darche said the appropriate penalty for the use of a banned chokehold maneuver is termination, although Emery added that only applies to cases where there were no mitigating circumstances.Still Can’t Breathe|by Topher Sanders, ProPublica, and Yoav Gonen, THE CITY, video by Lucas Waldron, ProPublica|January 21, 2021|ProPublica
Nine members of Pruitt’s staff were also sent notices of termination, including assistant coaches Brian Niedermeyer and Shelton Felton and four members of the on-campus recruiting staff.
That led to GitHub CEO Nat Friedman telling employees the company would investigate the termination of the employee.Fired GitHub employee who warned coworkers about Nazis is seeking legal counsel|Megan Rose Dickey|January 15, 2021|TechCrunch
Wright has filed a civil lawsuit alleging wrongful termination.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she expressed no regrets mainly because of her concerns about how much her fetus suffered before termination.A Christian Case for Abortion Rights?|Keli Goff|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I remembered the usual termination of Platonic liaisons, and thought how disgusted I had been whenever I heard of one.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"He's too good for MSNBC," Coulter emailed The Daily Beast after Baldwin's termination.Heads Roll in TV Land: Lara Logan & Alec Baldwin Punished|Lloyd Grove|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This was it: An impending termination of the oppression and hardship that comprised so many of our Arab landscapes.Defeating the Arab Spring Syndrome of Self-Defeat|Talal Alyan|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sam sat opposite him in perfect silence, waiting, with eager curiosity, for the termination of the scene.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
This information was balm to Louis, as it seemed to promise a peaceful termination to so threatening an affair.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Wars in India and China, brought gloriously to an advantageous termination.
By some of the best historical writers, the commencement and termination are variously stated.
As the names are now, I do not see anything purely Scandinavian in them, except the termination -by.