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terminal

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EtymologyEdit

From French terminal, from Late Latin terminalis (pertaining to a boundary or to the end, terminal, final), from Latin terminus (a bound, boundary, limit, end); see term, terminus.

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terminal (plural terminals)

  1. A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.
  2. A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
  3. 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.
  4. A town lying at the end of a railroad, in which the terminal is located; more properly called a terminus.
  5. (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.
  6. An electric contact on a battery.
  7. (telecommunications) The apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
  8. (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.
  9. (computing) A computer program that emulates a physical terminal.
  10. (computing theory) A terminal symbol in a formal grammar.

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terminal (not comparable)

  1. (illness): Fatal; resulting in death.
    (example) terminal cancer
  2. Appearing at the end; top or apex of a physical object.
  3. Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time.

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FrenchEdit

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terminal m (feminine terminale, masculine plural terminaux, feminine plural terminales)

  1. terminal

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terminal m (plural terminaux)

  1. terminal

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terminal (not comparable)

  1. terminal

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terminal m

  1. airport terminal (building at an airport from which passengers board the planes)
  2. transportation hub
  3. computer terminal (device for entering data into a computer)

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terminal m, f (plural terminais, comparable)

  1. relating to or occurring during the conclusion or end of something
  2. (of a disease) terminal (resulting in death)

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terminal m (plural terminais)

  1. terminal (section of a station or airport where passengers board the vehicle or craft)
  2. (electronics) terminal (the end of a line where signals are transmitted or received)
  3. (computing) terminal (device for entering and displaying data)
  4. (computing) terminal (computer program that emulates a terminal)

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terminal m, f (plural terminales)

  1. final
  2. deadly

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terminal m (plural terminales)

  1. terminal
  2. closure

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