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Definition of "terminal" []

  • Of, at, relating to, or forming a limit, boundary, extremity, or end. (adjective)
  • Botany Growing or appearing at the end of a stem, branch, stalk, or similar part. (adjective)
  • Of, at, relating to, or being the end of a section or series; final. See Synonyms at last1. (adjective)
  • Relating to or occurring in a term or each term: terminal inventories. (adjective)
  • Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal: terminal cancer; a terminal patient. (adjective)

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 "terminal" in a sentence
  • "It is important to remember that in all cells, no matter what elements or what electrolyte are used, the electrode _which is consumed_ is the one that becomes _negatively charged_ and its terminal, therefore, becomes the _negative terminal_ or _pole_, while the electrode _which is not consumed_ is the one that becomes _positively charged_, and its terminal is, therefore, the _positive terminal_ or _pole of the cell_."
  • "Getting to or from T4 to another terminal is a 30 minute journey minimum."
  • "When we are talking of mobility, MIPS of the terminal is as relevant as it was before."