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Dictionary definition for: Terminal

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

2. (s) being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar" "terminal buds on a branch" "a terminal station" "the terminal syllable"

3. (n) a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

4. (a) of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; "freight pickup is a terminal service" "terminal charges"

5. (n) electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display

6. (a) relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; "terminal examinations" "terminal payments"

7. (s) occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise" "the final chapter" "the last days of the dinosaurs" "terminal leave"

8. (s) causing or ending in or approaching death; "a terminal patient" "terminal cancer"

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