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English adjective: terminal

1. terminal of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route


SamplesFreight pickup is a terminal service.
Terminal charges.

2. terminal relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time


SamplesTerminal examinations.
Terminal payments.

3. terminal being or situated at an end


SamplesThe endmost pillar.
Terminal buds on a branch.
A terminal station.
The terminal syllable.


Antonymsintermediate

4. terminal occurring at or forming an end or termination


SamplesHis concluding words came as a surprise.
The final chapter.
The last days of the dinosaurs.
Terminal leave.


Synonymsconcluding, final, last


Similarclosing


Antonymsopening

5. terminal causing or ending in or approaching death


SamplesA terminal patient.
Terminal cancer.


Similarfatal


Antonymsnonfatal


English noun: terminal

1. terminal (artifact) station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods


Synonymsdepot, terminus


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

2. terminal (artifact) a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves


Synonymspole


Broader (hypernym)contact, tangency


Narrower (hyponym)anode, negative pole, positive pole


Part meronymbattery, electric battery, electrical device

3. terminal (location) either extremity of something that has length


SamplesThe end of the pier.
She knotted the end of the thread.
They rode to the end of the line.
The terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix.


Synonymsend


Broader (hypernym)extremity


Narrower (hyponym)bitter end, bitthead, destination, end point, endpoint, finish, goal, heel, heel, magnetic pole, nerve end, nerve ending, point, pole, railhead, telomere, termination, terminus, terminus, tip, yardarm

4. terminal (artifact) electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display


Broader (hypernym)electronic equipment


Narrower (hyponym)job-oriented terminal, link-attached station, link-attached terminal, remote station, remote terminal


Part holonymkeyboard









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