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Definition 1: station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for terminal in the sense of this definition

(terminal is a kind of ...) a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose

"he started looking for a gas station" "the train pulled into the station"

(... is a kind of terminal ) a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight

(... is a kind of terminal ) a terminal that serves bus passengers

(... is a kind of terminal ) the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current

(... is a kind of terminal ) terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods

(... is a kind of terminal ) a terminal where subways load and unload passengers

(... is part of terminal) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Definition 2: a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for terminal in the sense of this definition

(terminal is a kind of ...) (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact

"they forget to solder the contacts"

(... is a kind of terminal ) the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current

(... is a kind of terminal ) the terminal of a battery that is connected to the negative plate

(... is a kind of terminal ) the terminal of a battery that is connected to the positive plate

(... is part of terminal) a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series

(... is part of terminal) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

Definition 3: electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display - [noun denoting artifact]

(terminal is a kind of ...) equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

(... is a kind of terminal ) a terminal designed for a particular application

(... is a kind of terminal ) a terminal connected to a computer by a data link

(terminal is a part of ...) device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like

Definition 4: either extremity of something that has length - [noun denoting location]

Samples where terminal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the 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

Synonyms for terminal in the sense of this definition

(terminal is a kind of ...) the outermost or farthest region or point

(... is a kind of terminal ) (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt

(... is a kind of terminal ) the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

"a crowd assembled at the finish" "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"

(... is a kind of terminal ) a place where something ends or is complete

(... is a kind of terminal ) one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread

(... is a kind of terminal ) either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome

"telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together"

(... is a kind of terminal ) the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse

(... is a kind of terminal ) either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship

(... is a kind of terminal ) either end of a railroad or bus route

(... is a kind of terminal ) the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway

(... is a kind of terminal ) one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

(... is a kind of terminal ) sharp end

"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree" "he broke the point of his pencil"

(... is a kind of terminal ) the lower end of a ship's mast

(... is a kind of terminal ) the upper end of a bitt

(... is a kind of terminal ) the extreme end of something; especially something pointed

Definition 5: being or situated at an end - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where terminal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the endmost pillar
  • terminal buds on a branch
  • a terminal station
  • the terminal syllable

Definition 6: relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where terminal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • terminal examinations
  • terminal payments

Definition 7: of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where terminal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • freight pickup is a terminal service
  • terminal charges

Definition 8: occurring at or forming an end or termination - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where terminal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his concluding words came as a surprise
  • the final chapter
  • the last days of the dinosaurs
  • terminal leave

Synonyms for terminal in the sense of this definition

(terminal is similar to ...) final or ending

"the closing stages of the election" "the closing weeks of the year" "the closing scene of the film" "closing remarks"

Definition 9: causing or ending in or approaching death - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where terminal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a terminal patient
  • terminal cancer

(terminal is similar to ...) bringing death

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