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termination

[tur-muh-ney-shuh n] /ˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English terminacion < Latin terminātiōn- (stem of terminātiō) decision. See terminate, -ion
Related forms
terminational, adjective
nontermination, noun
unterminational, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for terminational

termination

/ˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of terminating or the state of being terminated
2.
something that terminates
3.
a final result
Derived Forms
terminational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for terminational

termination

n.

late 14c., "authoritative resolution of a matter," from Old French terminacion and directly from Latin terminationem (nominative terminatio) "a fixing of boundaries, bounding, determining," from past participle stem 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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