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English noun: terminus

1. terminus (location) a place where something ends or is complete

Synonymsend point, endpoint, termination

Broader (hypernym)end, terminal

2. terminus (cognition) the ultimate goal for which something is done


Broader (hypernym)end, goal

3. terminus (artifact) (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome

Synonymsterm, terminal figure

Broader (hypernym)statue

Domain categoryarchitecture

4. terminus (artifact) either end of a railroad or bus route

Broader (hypernym)end, terminal

5. terminus (artifact) station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

Synonymsdepot, terminal

Broader (hypernym)station

Narrower (hyponym)air terminal, airport terminal, bus depot, bus station, bus terminal, cathode, coach station, railroad station, railroad terminal, railway station, subway station, train depot, train station

Part meronymtransit, transportation, transportation system

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