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English noun: termination

1. termination (time) a coming to an end of a contract period

SamplesThe expiry of his driver's license.

Synonymsexpiration, expiry

Broader (hypernym)end, ending

2. termination (location) a place where something ends or is complete

Synonymsend point, endpoint, terminus

Broader (hypernym)end, terminal

3. termination (event) something that results

SamplesHe listened for the results on the radio.

Synonymsfinal result, outcome, result, resultant

Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, finish

Narrower (hyponym)aftermath, consequence, deal, decision, decision, denouement, just deserts, poetic justice, separation, sequel, subsequence, worst

4. termination (communication) the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)

SamplesI don't like words that have -ism as an ending.


Broader (hypernym)morpheme

Narrower (hyponym)inflectional ending, inflectional suffix, postfix, suffix

5. termination (act) the act of ending something

SamplesThe termination of the agreement.

Synonymsconclusion, ending

Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)abolishment, abolition, abort, abortion, adjournment, breakup, closedown, closing, closing, closure, completion, culmination, deactivation, defusing, demonetisation, demonetization, destruction, devastation, disappearance, discharge, discontinuance, discontinuation, dismissal, dismission, dissolution, dissolution, drug withdrawal, extinction, extinguishing, fade, firing, kill, killing, liberation, liquidation, mop up, overthrow, putting to death, quenching, release, release, relinquishing, relinquishment, retirement, sack, sacking, settlement, shutdown, tone ending, windup, withdrawal

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