terminal


terminal
[[t]tɜ͟ː(r)mɪn(ə)l[/t]]
terminals
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A terminal illness or disease causes death, often slowly, and cannot be cured.

...terminal cancer.

...his illness was terminal.

Derived words:
terminally ADV ADV adj

The patient is terminally ill.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n A terminal patient is dying of a terminal illness or disease.

They have started a hospice for terminal patients.

3) N-COUNT: usu supp N A terminal is a place where vehicles, passengers, or goods begin or end a journey.

Plans are underway for a fifth terminal at Heathrow airport.

4) N-COUNT A computer terminal is a piece of equipment consisting of a keyboard and a screen that is used for putting information into a computer or getting information from it.

Carl sits at a computer terminal 40 hours a week.

5) N-COUNT On a piece of electrical equipment, a terminal is one of the points where electricity enters or leaves it.

...the positive terminal of the battery.


English dictionary. 2008.

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