Terminal

Definition of Terminal

Ter´mi`nal   Pronunciation: ~nal
a.1.Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.
2.(Bot.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike.
3.(Railroads) Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges.
Terminal moraine
See the Note under Moraine.
Terminal statue
See Terminus, n., 2 and 3.
Terminal velocity
a - The velocity acquired at the end of a body's motion.
b - The limit toward which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air.
n.1.That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity.
2.(Eccl.) Either of the ends of the conducting circuit of an electrical apparatus, as an inductorium, dynamo, or electric motor, usually provided with binding screws for the attachment of wires by which a current may be conveyed into or from the machine; a pole.
3.(Railroads) The end of a line of railroad, with the switches, stations, sheds, and other appliances pertaining thereto.
4.The station at either end of a bus line line which transports freight or passengers.
5.A station where passenger buses start or end a trip; - also called bus terminal.
6.The structure at an airport where passengers board or debark, and where ticket purchases and baggage pickup is performed; - also called airline terminal.
7.(Computers) An electronic device where data may be entered into a computer, and information received from it, usually consisting of a keyboard and video display unit (monitor); the terminal may be integrated or connected directly to a computer, or connected by a communications circuit with a computer at a remote location; - also called computer terminal.
freight terminal
a terminal used for loading or unloading of freight.

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