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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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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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Which of the following terms is NOT a synonym of termination?
Example sentences from the Web for termination
They agree and hand it over, but they give you a copy and, in a CYA move, maintain a copy for their records, maybe in case of a wrongful termination suit down the road.
Janney will not receive any payout related to the termination, said spokesman Manny Rubio.
Amazon maintains that the terminations were the result of people violating internal company policies.After public outcry, Amazon deletes listings for 2 intelligence jobs that involved tracking ‘labor organizing threats’|rhhackettfortune|September 1, 2020|Fortune
"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
Put another way, the termination of these benefits will sap $30 billion from the buying power of lower-income American consumers.
Yet there was something also very weird about his termination.
The former governor declined, through his publicist, to offer further comment on his termination.
Rowe supposedly agreed to a termination of parental rights, but it was “overturned.”
Probably most of the conducting fibrils leave at or near the termination of the thicker part of the fiber.
These made their subjunctive in am, a termination which properly becomes the mute e of French.Avril|H. Belloc
But if the last vowel be small, an e is thrown into the termination; as, sil-ean eyes, srin-ean noses.Elements of Gaelic Grammar|Alexander Stewart
On examination after death, the termination of the vein on the surface of the stump was open, and in a sloughy condition.
It is certainly a noble stream, very different from those I had already traced to their termination.