|1.||of, being, or situated at an end, terminus, or boundary: a terminal station; terminal buds|
|2.||of, relating to, or occurring after or in a term: terminal leave|
|3.||(of a disease) terminating in death: terminal cancer|
|4.||informal extreme: terminal boredom|
|5.||of or relating to the storage or delivery of freight at a warehouse: a terminal service|
|6.||a terminating point, part, or place|
|7.||a. a point at which current enters or leaves an electrical device, such as a battery or a circuit|
|b. a conductor by which current enters or leaves at such a point|
|8.||computing a device having input/output links with a computer but situated at a distance from the computer|
|a. an ornamental carving at the end of a structure|
|b. another name for term|
|10.||a. a point or station usually at the end of the line of a railway, serving as an important access point for passengers or freight|
|b. a less common name for terminus|
|11.||a purpose-built reception and departure structure at the terminus of a bus, sea, or air transport route|
|12.||a site where raw material is unloaded, stored, in some cases reprocessed, and reloaded for further transportation, esp an onshore installation designed to receive offshore oil or gas from tankers or a pipeline|
|a. the smallest arteriole before its division into capillaries|
|b. either of two veins that collect blood from the thalamus and surrounding structures and empty it into the internal cerebral vein|
|c. the portion of a bronchiole just before it subdivides into the air sacs of the lungs|
|[C15: from Latin terminālis, from terminus end]|
terminal ter·mi·nal (tûr'mə-nəl)
Of, relating to, situated at, or forming a limit, a boundary, an extremity, or an end.
Of, relating to, occurring at, or being the end of a section or series; final.
Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal.
|terminal (tûr'mə-nəl) Pronunciation Key