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Definition of 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

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

Like the experience of warfare, the endurance of grave or terminal illness involves long periods of tedium and anxiety, punctuated by briefer interludes of stark terror and pain.
Christopher Hitchens

I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their own life, and those that help them should be free from prosecution.
Stephen Hawking

There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.
Nelson Mandela

Sometimes the media gives us the impression that we are terminal patients, because of problems of global warmth or the ozone layer. And the people, they don't understand that they can could change this situation for the better if they could act locally in a city.
Jaime Lerner
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Terminal Translations

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