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Life is a terminal condition. Were all going to die. Cancer patients just have more information, but we all, in some ways, wait for permission to live.
Kris Carr

Meaning of "terminal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TERMINAL

From Latin terminālis, from terminus end.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TERMINAL

terminal  [ˈtɜːmɪnəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TERMINAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Terminal can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES TERMINAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of terminal in the English dictionary

The first definition of terminal in the dictionary is of, being, or situated at an end, terminus, or boundary. Other definition of terminal is of, relating to, or occurring after or in a term. Terminal is also terminating in death.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TERMINAL


abdominal
æbˈdɒmɪnəl
cacuminal
kæˈkjuːmɪnəl
criminal
ˈkrɪmɪnəl
euroterminal
ˈjʊərəʊˌtɜːmɪnəl
germinal
ˈdʒɜːmɪnəl
interterminal
ˌɪntəˈtɜːmɪnəl
lumenal
ˈluːmɪnəl
luminal
ˈluːmɪnəl
multiterminal
ˌmʌltɪˈtɜːmɪnəl
nominal
ˈnɒmɪnəl
nonterminal
ˌnɒnˈtɜːmɪnəl
noumenal
ˈnuːmɪnəl
phenomenal
fɪˈnɒmɪnəl
preterminal
priːˈtɜːmɪnəl
ruminal
ˈruːmɪnəl
subterminal
sʌbˈtɜːmɪnəl
superluminal
ˌsuːpəˈluːmɪnəl
torminal
ˈtɔːmɪnəl
translumenal
ˌtrænzˈluːmɪnəl
voluminal
vəˈljuːmɪnəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TERMINAL

terminability
terminable
terminableness
terminably
terminal bonus
terminal figure
terminal market
terminal platform
terminal point
terminal station
terminal velocity
terminally
terminate
termination
terminational
terminative
terminatively
terminator
terminator seed
terminatory

WORDS THAT END LIKE TERMINAL

air terminal
binominal
career criminal
computer terminal
container terminal
dumb terminal
ferry terminal
final
foraminal
freight terminal
geminal
liminal
noncriminal
oil terminal
petty criminal
point-of-sale terminal
pronominal
subliminal
trigeminal
visual display terminal
war criminal

Synonyms and antonyms of terminal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TERMINAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «terminal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of terminal

Translation of «terminal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TERMINAL

Find out the translation of terminal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of terminal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «terminal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

终端的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

terminal
570 millions of speakers

English

terminal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टर्मिनल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طَرَفِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неизлечимая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terminal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রান্তিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

final
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terminal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unheilbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

末期の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

(병이) 말기의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Terminal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giai đoạn cuối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முனையத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टर्मिनल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

terminal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

terminale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieuleczalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

смертельний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

terminal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έσχατος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

terminale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

obotlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avsluttende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of terminal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TERMINAL»

The term «terminal» is very widely used and occupies the 4.451 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TERMINAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about terminal

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10 QUOTES WITH «TERMINAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word terminal.
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W. H. Auden
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
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Jodi Benson
Connecting with the kids is a great joy for me. I love meeting them backstage or at a signing event. I am overwhelmed when I meet kids who struggle with terminal illnesses.
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David D. Burns
Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
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Orson Scott Card
God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause.
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Kris Carr
Life is a terminal condition. Were all going to die. Cancer patients just have more information, but we all, in some ways, wait for permission to live.
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Steve Case
And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal.
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Bill de Blasio
While this has been a private part of my family's life, it is now clear a media story will soon emerge. My father tragically ended his life while battling terminal cancer in 1979.
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Romeo Dallaire
PTSD has a terminal side to it that calls for more urgency.
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Annie Dillard
Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case. What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon? What could you say to a dying person that would not enrage by its triviality?
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Jenny Downham
If I learnt anything at all about terminal illness in my research, it's that the experience is different for everyone. I do believe that life becomes concentrated when it's boundaried and that death is the biggest boundary of all.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TERMINAL»

Discover the use of terminal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to terminal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Terminal
At a prestigious Florida medical center, brain cancer patients are treated with a one-hundred-percent success rate.
Robin Cook, 1996
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Terminal Architecture
In this polemical work, journalist Martin Pawley argues that the British obsession with the architectural past is a cultural dead end with no relevance to the technological age. He describes a vision of architecture for the next century.
Martin Pawley, 1998
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Tunnels #1: Tunnels
The New York Times Bestseller! The story of an outcast boy, his eccentric dad, and the scary underground world they discover through secret TUNNELS. 14-year-old Will Burrows has little in common with his strange, dysfunctional family.
Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams, 2011
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Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science ...
"This book should appeal to . . . anyone in the humanities disciplines working within the discourses of postmodernism. The scholarship is absolutely superior."--Vivian Sobchack, author of "Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film"
Scott Bukatman, 1993
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Terminal
And though his plan will spin shockingly out of control, it will throw him together with a child whose touch can heal–and whose ultimate lesson is that there are far worse things than dying. From the Paperback edition.
Brian Keene, 2005
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Surviving "Terminal" Cancer: Clinical Trials, Drug Cocktails ...
A new guide to the often concealed radical options for cancer therapy argues that while news may not be good, the prognosis is not neccessarilly fatal. Original.
Ben A. Williams, 2002
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Terminal Sedation: Euthanasia in Disguise?
The intention behind this anthology is to continue and deepen this discussion. The anthology starts off with a chapter where an influential article from the 1990s has been reprinted.
Torbjörn Tännsjö, 2004
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Terminal Ballistics: A Text and Atlas of Gunshot Wounds
The text begins by describing the anatomy and design of basic firearms and the fundamental components of ammunition rounds, .22 rimfire, and propellants.
Malcolm J. Dodd, 2005
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Terminal Choices: Euthanasia, Suicide, and the Right to Die
Recounts the history of euthanasia, discusses the morality of suicide, and looks at a variety of specific cases
Robert N. Wennberg, 1989
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Terminal Ballistics
Throughout the book the authors demonstrate the advantages of the simulation approach in understanding the basis physics behind the investigated phenomena.
Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TERMINAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term terminal is used in the context of the following news items.
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$4 Billion Plan To Completely Rebuild LaGuardia Includes A Ferry …
The Port Authority and Delta are completely overhauling LaGuardia Airport, building a single, connected terminal in the place of the four separate ones, and in ... «Gothamist, Jul 15»
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Departures Resuming at LaGuardia Terminal After Outage
Delta Air Lines flights are resuming at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal C after an hourslong power outage resulted in dozens of cancellations. The first departures ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
3
Teenager's body discovered on Eurotunnel train in Channel Tunnel …
The body of a teenage boy has been discovered on a Eurotunnel train at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Folkestone. Police said the male body was found in the ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Calais strikes: French ferry workers block access to Channel Tunnel …
French ferry workers have blocked the Channel Tunnel terminal near Calais after setting fire to tyres, sending huge clouds of acrid black smoke into the skies, ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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World's first luxury animal terminal under construction at JFK airport
(CNN) An airport terminal with a swimming pool, suites equipped with flat-screen TVs, customized departure lounges and around-the-clock medical care sounds ... «CNN, Jul 15»
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North Korea Opens New Pyongyang Airport Terminal Whose Design …
People attend the opening ceremony for the newly built terminal of Pyongyang International Airport in this undated picture released by North Korea's Korean ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
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Anti-Shell protesters blocking Terminal 5
The “grannies” were part of two simultaneous protests against Shell's offshore oil rig, which is at the terminal being prepared for Arctic drilling this summer. «The Seattle Times, Jun 15»
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Child Pedestrian, 9, Critically Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into LAX …
The solo vehicle crashed into the external “utility room” above a stairwell at the Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 7 (map) around 4:51 p.m., Los ... «KTLA, May 15»
9
'Shell No' protesters rally at Seattle port
SEATTLE -- A few hundred protesters blocked entrances to Terminal 5 in Seattle where Royal Dutch Shell's massive floating drill rig will be loaded up before ... «KING5.com, May 15»
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Pacific NorthWest LNG says terminal won't hurt fish stocks
A liquefied natural gas venture, under fire from an aboriginal group, has developed scientific projections that conclude a massive B.C. LNG project won't harm ... «The Globe and Mail, May 15»

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