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What does "Terminal" mean?

Definition

(n.) Either of the ends of the conducting circuit of an electrical apparatus, as an inductorium, dynamo, or electric motor, usually provided with binding screws for the attachment of wires by which a current may be conveyed into or from the machine; a pole (n.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike (n.) Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge (n.) That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity


Synonyms last, pole, depot, fatal, final, terminus, closing, endmost, concluding


Example: "Terminal examinations" Example: "Freight pickup is a terminal service" Example: "A terminal patient" Example: "Terminal buds on a branch" Example: "Terminal leave"


Word Family terminally, terminals