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Definitions of terminal

  1. 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"
  2. station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
  3. being or situated at an end; " the endmost pillar"; " terminal buds on a branch"; " a terminal station"; " the terminal syllable"
  4. a contact on an electrical device ( such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
  5. of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; " freight pickup is a terminal service"; " terminal charges"
  6. electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
  7. causing or ending in or approaching death; " a terminal patient"; " terminal cancer"
  8. relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; " terminal examinations"; " terminal payments"
  9. The end.
  10. Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges.
  11. The end of a line of railroad, with the switches, stations, sheds, and other appliances pertaining thereto.
  12. Any station for the delivery or receipt of freight lying too far from the main line to be served by mere sidings.
  13. A rate charged on all freight, independent of the 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; a terminal charge.
  14. Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike.
  15. That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity.
  16. Either of the ends of the conducting circuit of an electrical apparatus, as an inductorium, dynamo, or electric motor, usually provided with binding screws for the attachment of wires by which a current may be conveyed into or from the machine; a pole.
  17. A town lying at the end of a railroad; - more properly called a terminus.
  18. Pertaining to the end or boundary; forming the end; pertaining to a fixed length of time.
  19. A limit or boundary; an end; the limit or end of a railroad line; either end of an electrical circuit.
  20. Telangion.
  21. Pertaining to or growing at the end or extremity.
  22. Ending; pertaining to the end.
  23. Pertaining to a boundary or an end.
  24. Pertaining to a term or name.
  25. A terminating point; station.
  26. Relating to or growing at the end.
  27. The extremity or end.
  28. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.
  29. Forming the extremity; being at the end; in bot., growing at the end of a branch or stem.
  30. Or situated at, the end, as a terminal bud at the end of a twig.
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Quotes of terminal

  1. All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation. – W. H. Auden
  2. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self -esteem. – David D. Burns
  3. God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause. – Orson Scott Card
  4. And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal – Steve Case
  5. In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued- they may be essential to survival. – Noam Chomsky
  6. Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  7. Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom. – John Kenneth Galbraith
  8. The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity- love. And the story of a love is not important- what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. – Helen Hayes
  9. You all know I have terminal cancer -and I have a lot of it. But what you may not know is that stress induces its spread and induces its activity. Stress may even bring it on. Yet stress is the fuel of the activist. – Tom McCall
  10. I am convinced that we are in a terminal process. – E. P. Thompson
  11. We need to put undercover security armed people at the curbside of the terminal with the uniform of policemen. We need to protect the terminal We need to protect the security checkpoint, the gate, the aircraft, the perimeter. – Isaac Yeffet

Usage examples for terminal

  1. But to this argument a theologian may not unreasonably object, that this terminal phase differs from all the previous phases in one all- important feature- viz. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  2. The terminal moraine is about 500 feet high, quite barren, and thrown obliquely across the valley, from north- east to south- west, completely hiding the glacier. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  3. Note the terminal positive twitch. – Response in the Living and Non-Living by Jagadis Chunder Bose
  4. The shrub is set in long rows occupying fields, and yields a profitable fragrant essential oil from the flowering tops, about one ounce of the oil from sixty terminal flowering spikes. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  5. He pulled, and had the reply, just the same, with the faint terminal touch, resembling exactly a 'There! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. One moment we were climbing in a cliff- walled valley, with rocky buttresses and pinnacles soaring for thousands of feet on either side, and with brown- black gravel and thinning brown- grey bunch grass under foot and ahead; the next, as we gained the crest of the old terminal moraine, the landscape opened up with a blinding flash and we were gazing at a sparkling emerald lake clipped in the embrace of an amphitheatre of glaciers and eternal snow, and floating full of icebergs and marble- mottled shadows. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  7. So one night, when it was very dark, I shouted for Corporal of the Guard, No. 1. The second sentry, thinking it was the terminal sentry who shouted, repeated it to the third, and so on. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  8. The car was about to leave the terminal – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  9. It is also possible to start with the grid slightly positive instead of being as negative as it is when connected to the negative terminal of the A- battery. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  10. Working carefully, he removed the cover from the control console, examined the terminal blocks, then attached a small cylinder between two terminals. – The Players by Everett B. Cole
  11. " I'll find out, though; I'll transpose to Police Terminal and call him up. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  12. He let out a whoop as he turned and headed for a terminal – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  13. You ought to go to the Pennsylvania Terminal – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  14. There are right and wrong ways of closing a deal or of ending an interview, and Gray flattered himself that he possessed " terminal facilities." – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  15. In the young there is very little of brown or black; the whole tail is more or less formed of grey hairs, and the terminal third is nearly white. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  16. Can you leave with me at eleven o'clock to- night, Pennsylvania Terminal – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  17. If I don't hear from you I'll see you at the terminal – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  18. She took an early car for North Beach, sat mute and chilled on the dummy until she reached the terminal and walked blindly down to the water. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  19. It's the advancing terminal of all Man's history of trying to find out about himself and the Universe. – The Unlearned by Raymond F. Jones
  20. But as this operation usually requires the blockade of an adjacent naval port, it also constitutes, as a rule, a defensive disposition for our own trade, even when the enemy's terminal area does not overlap one of our own. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett