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terminus

[ tur-muh-nuhs ]
/ ˈtɜr mə nəs /
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noun, plural ter·mi·ni [tur-muh-nahy], /ˈtɜr məˌnaɪ/, ter·mi·nus·es.
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Origin of terminus

1545–55; <Latin: boundary, limit, end

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH terminus

terminal, terminus
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British Dictionary definitions for terminus (1 of 2)

terminus
/ (ˈtɜːmɪnəs) /

noun plural -ni (-naɪ) or -nuses
the last or final part or point
either end of a railway, bus route, etc, or a station or town at such a point
a goal aimed for
a boundary or boundary marker
architect another name for term (def. 10)

Word Origin for terminus

C16: from Latin: end; related to Greek termōn boundary

British Dictionary definitions for terminus (2 of 2)

Terminus
/ (ˈtɜːmɪnəs) /

noun
the Roman god of boundaries
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