termination

[tur-muh-ney-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of terminating.
2.
the fact of being terminated.
3.
the place or part where anything terminates; bound or limit.
4.
an end or extremity; close or conclusion.
5.
an issue or result.
6.
Grammar. a suffix or ending.
7.
an ending of employment with a specific employer.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English terminacion < Latin terminātiōn- (stem of terminātiō) decision. See terminate, -ion

terminational, adjective
nontermination, noun
unterminational, adjective
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termination (ˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of terminating or the state of being terminated
2.  something that terminates
3.  a final result
 
termi'national
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

termination
mid-15c., from L. terminationem (nom. terminatio) "a fixing of boundaries, bounding, determining," from terminatus, pp. of terminare "to limit, end" (see terminus). Meaning "end of a person's employment" is recorded from 1961; meaning "artificial end of a pregnancy" is
attested from 1969; sense of "assasination" is recorded from 1975.
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Example sentences
The university sued her for fraud, and she countersued for wrongful termination.
In many cases, the bottom decile is at risk of termination for performing
  badly, which often means no severance.
Contractual clauses call for termination and expulsion from the project in case
  of material breach.
Eventually, free radical polymerization stops due to what are called
  termination reactions.
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