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terminal

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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. In 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.
  4. An electric contact on a battery.
  5. In telecommunications, the apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
  6. (computing) In the context of computer hardware, 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.
  7. (computing) A computer program that emulates a terminal (6).
  8. (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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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. 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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