- to bring to an end; put an end to: to terminate a contract.
- to occur at or form the conclusion of: The countess's soliloquy terminates the play.
- to bound or limit spatially; form or be situated at the extremity of.
- to dismiss from a job; fire: to terminate employees during a recession.
- to end, conclude, or cease.
- (of a train, bus, or other public conveyance) to end a scheduled run at a certain place: This train terminates in New York.
- to come to an end (often followed by at, in, or with).
- to issue or result (usually followed by in).
Origin of terminate
Synonyms for terminate
Examples from the Web for unterminated
Historical Examples of unterminated
Experiencing exhibits things in their unterminated aspect moving toward determinate conclusions.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
The logical implication is that of a subject-matter as yet unterminated, unfinished, or not wholly given.Essays in Experimental Logic
- (when intr, often foll by in or with) to form, be, or put an end (to); concludeto terminate a pregnancy; their relationship terminated amicably
- (tr) to connect (suitable circuitry) to the end of an electrical transmission line to absorb the energy and avoid reflections
- (intr) maths (of a decimal expansion) to have only a finite number of digits
- (tr) slang to kill (someone)
Word Origin for terminate
Word Origin and History for unterminated
1610s, "to bring to an end," from Latin terminatus, past participle of terminare "to limit, end" (see terminus). Sense of "to come to an end" is recorded from 1640s; meaning "dismiss from a job" is recorded from 1973; that of "to assassinate" is from 1975. Related: Terminated; terminating.