1 being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable" [syn: endmost]
2 of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; "freight pickup is a terminal service"; "terminal charges"
3 relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; "terminal examinations"; "terminal payments"
4 occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave" [syn: concluding, final, last]
5 causing or ending in or approaching death; "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer"
2 a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves [syn: pole]
3 electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
- A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.
- A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
- In electronics, the end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus.
- An electric contact on a battery.
- In telecommunications, the apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
- In the context of computer hardware, a device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and/or displaying data received, especially a device equipped with a keyboard and some sort of textual display.
- A computer program that emulates a terminal (6).
Terminal may mean:
In travel and transport:
In electronics, telecommunication, and computers:
- Terminal (electronics), a device for joining electrical circuits together
- Terminal (font), a monospace font
- Terminal (telecommunication), a device communicating over a line
- Remote terminal unit (RTU), a telemetry device interfacing to a DCS or SCADA system
- Computer console, a text output device for system administration messages
- Computer terminal, a hardware device for data entry and display in a computer system
- Dumb terminal, a computer terminal that has limited functionality
- Pseudo terminal, a piece of code that routes a server I/O to and from some application, assuming that it will implement the text terminal behavior
- Terminal emulator, an application program replacing a computer terminal
- Apple Terminal, a terminal emulator application included with Mac OS X
- Text terminal, any computer interface for serial entry and display of textual data
- Virtual console, a concept that permits multiple terminals on one hardware
- Terminal object, a type of object studied in category theory
- Leaf node in graphs, trees and computer programs, a node without children. The term terminal may also refer to vertices in a graph defining endpoints of a Steiner tree.
- Terminal symbol in formal grammar, a symbol that cannot be further divided
- Polymer terminal in chemistry, the end residue on any polymer chain
- Terminal velocity in physics, the maximimum velocity of an object or body affected by gravitational force from a larger object at which it ceases to accelerate due usually to atmospheric drag (see also Terminal velocity (disambiguation))
Terminal may also refer to:
- Terminal (band) was an Alternative/Indie rock band form Texas, USA
- Terminal, the 2006 film written by Rock Shaink Jr. and directed by Fernando Beltran
- Terminal illness, a progressive disease that is expected to cause death
- Terminal, a novel by Robin Cook
- Terminal (Colin Forbes novel), a novel by Colin Forbes
- Terminal sedation, the practice of inducing unconsciousness in a terminally ill person for the remainder of the person's life
- the song "Terminal" by Rupert Holmes, from his first solo album, 1970's Widescreen
- The Terminal, a 2004 film by Steven Spielberg, in which a man is stuck in an airport terminal
- Terminal Entry, a 1986 movie directed by John Kincade, about teenage hackers stumbling on a terrorist computer network.
- the Potsdam Conference, code-named “Terminal”, the last Allied meeting of World War II
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