Definitions of terminal

  1. a contact on an electrical device ( such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
  2. electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
  3. The end of a line of railroad, with the switches, stations, sheds, and other appliances pertaining thereto.
  4. Any station for the delivery or receipt of freight lying too far from the main line to be served by mere sidings.
  5. 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.
  6. Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike.
  7. That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity.
  8. 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.
  9. A town lying at the end of a railroad; - more properly called a terminus.
  10. A limit or boundary; an end; the limit or end of a railroad line; either end of an electrical circuit.
  11. The extremity or end.
  12. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.
  13. 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"
  14. of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; " freight pickup is a terminal service"; " terminal charges"
  15. causing or ending in or approaching death; " a terminal patient"; " terminal cancer"
  16. relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; " terminal examinations"; " terminal payments"
  17. Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges.
  18. Pertaining to the end or boundary; forming the end; pertaining to a fixed length of time.
  19. Pertaining to or growing at the end or extremity.
  20. Ending; pertaining to the end.
  21. Pertaining to a boundary or an end.
  22. Pertaining to a term or name.
  23. Relating to or growing at the end.
  24. Forming the extremity; being at the end; in bot., growing at the end of a branch or stem.
  25. Or situated at, the end, as a terminal bud at the end of a twig.