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Definition of Terminal

Terminal

  1. Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges.
  2. The end of a line of railroad, with the switches, stations, sheds, and other appliances pertaining thereto.
  3. Any station for the delivery or receipt of freight lying too far from the main line to be served by mere sidings.
  4. A rate charged on all freight, independent of the distance, and supposed to cover the expenses of station service, as distinct from mileage rate, generally proportionate to the distance and intended to cover movement expenses; a terminal charge.
  5. A town lying at the end of a railroad; -- more properly called a terminus.
  6. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.
  7. Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike.
  8. That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity.
  9. 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.

Terminal Quotations

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Helen Hayes

Even if you have a terminal disease, you don't have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have.
Nelson Mandela

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
David D. Burns

I have been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). It's a terminal disease with an average lifespan of two to five years post-diagnosis, and scientists don't know what causes it. ALS prevents your brain from talking to your muscles. As a result, muscles die. As a result, every 90 minutes people die. I am a person.
Steve Gleason

Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case. What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon? What could you say to a dying person that would not enrage by its triviality?
Annie Dillard
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Terminal Translations

terminal in Dutch is terminal
terminal in French is terminal, terminus
terminal in Swedish is terminal, slutgiltig