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What does "Terminate" mean?

Definition

(v. i.) To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics (v. i.) To come to a limit in time; to end; to close (v. t.) Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect (v. t.) To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy (v. t.) To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line


Synonyms end, fire, finish, can, stop, dismiss, cease, sack, force out, send away, give notice, give the axe


Example: "The company terminated 25% of its workers" Example: "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI" Example: "The bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"


Word Family terminated, terminates, terminating, termination, terminations, terminator, terminators