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Definition of "terminator" []

  • One that terminates: a terminator of unpopular policies. (noun)
  • The dividing line between the bright and shaded regions of the disk of the moon or an inner planet. (noun)
  • A sequence of nucleotides that signals the end of transcription or translation and the completion of the synthesis of a nucleic acid or protein molecule. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "terminator" in a sentence
  • "How was arnold in terminator series turned into machinic endoskeleton?"
  • "I'm more concerned about a the new T's having a good script, good acting and great action sequences that turn this franchise in all that should always be from the first place - not a rehash of the same story over and over again (terminator comes from the future to kill John Connor)."
  • "Does anybody know if the gossip about polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski playing new terminator is true?"