Associations to the word «Terminal»

Wiktionary

TERMINAL, noun. A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.
TERMINAL, noun. A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
TERMINAL, noun. A rate charged on all freight, regardless of distance, and supposed to cover the expenses of station service, as distinct from mileage rate, generally proportionate to the distance and intended to cover movement expenses.
TERMINAL, noun. A town lying at the end of a railroad, in which the terminal is located; more properly called a terminus.
TERMINAL, noun. (electronics) the end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus.
TERMINAL, noun. An electric contact on a battery.
TERMINAL, noun. (telecommunications) The apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
TERMINAL, noun. (computing) A device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and/or displaying data received, especially a device equipped with a keyboard and some sort of textual display.
TERMINAL, noun. (computing) A computer program that emulates a physical terminal.
TERMINAL, noun. (computing theory) A terminal symbol in a formal grammar.
TERMINAL, noun. (biology) The end ramification (of an axon, etc.) or one of the extremities of a polypeptid.
TERMINAL, adjective. (illness): Fatal; resulting in death.
TERMINAL, adjective. Appearing at the end; top or apex of a physical object.
TERMINAL, adjective. Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time.
TERMINAL ACETYLENE, noun. (organic chemistry) Any acetylene (alkyne) having the triple bond attached to a terminal carbon atom; R-CC-H.
TERMINAL ACETYLENES, noun. Plural of terminal acetylene
TERMINAL CONTROL AREA, noun. (aviation) a volume of controlled airspace set up at the confluence of airways in the vicinity of one or more major airports to protect traffic climbing out from and descending into the airports
TERMINAL FIGURE, noun. (architecture) a statue with a head or bust carved out of the top of a square tapering pillar, originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome.
TERMINAL FIGURE, noun. Terminus, the Roman god of boundaries.
TERMINAL FIGURES, noun. Plural of terminal figure
TERMINAL HAIR, noun. Thick, long, dark body hair
TERMINAL HAIR, noun. An individual strand of terminal hair
TERMINAL HIGH ALTITUDE AREA DEFENSE, proper noun. (military) (defence) A United States Army system to shoot ballistic missiles in their terminal phase.
TERMINAL LEAVE, noun. Leave (vacation) from employment whose conclusion (end) coincides with the conclusion of the employment.
TERMINAL LEAVES, noun. Plural of terminal leave
TERMINAL LEAVES, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see terminal,‎ leaf.
TERMINAL OBJECT, noun. (category theory) An object within a category which receives arrows from all other objects in that category, and such that each of these arrows is unique.
TERMINAL OBJECTS, noun. (category theory) plural of terminal object
TERMINAL S, noun. The s character, as distinct from the medial s — the ſ character.
TERMINAL SS, noun. Plural of terminal s
TERMINAL STRIA, noun. A structure in the brain, being a band of fibers running along the lateral margin of the ventricular surface of the thalamus.
TERMINAL SYMBOL, noun. (computing theory) A symbol in a formal grammar that can appear in sentences of the grammar. Compare non-terminal symbol.
TERMINAL SYMBOLS, noun. Plural of terminal symbol
TERMINAL TACKLE, noun. (fishing) Gear that is attached to the end of a fishing line
TERMINAL VELOCITIES, noun. Plural of terminal velocity
TERMINAL VELOCITY, noun. The speed at which an object in free-fall and not in a vacuum ceases to accelerate downwards because the force of gravity is equal and opposite to the drag force acting against it.

Dictionary definition

TERMINAL, noun. Station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods.
TERMINAL, noun. A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
TERMINAL, noun. Either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix".
TERMINAL, noun. Electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display.
TERMINAL, adjective. Of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; "freight pickup is a terminal service"; "terminal charges".
TERMINAL, adjective. Relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; "terminal examinations"; "terminal payments".
TERMINAL, adjective. Being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable".
TERMINAL, adjective. Occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave".
TERMINAL, adjective. Causing or ending in or approaching death; "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer".

Wise words

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