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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Terminal  \Ter"mi*nal\,  a.  (Railroads) 
  Pertaining  to  a  railroad  terminal;  connected  with  the  receipt 
  or  delivery  of  freight;  as  terminal  charges. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Terminal  \Ter"mi*nal\,  n.  (Railroads) 
  a  The  end  of  a  line  of  railroad,  with  the  switches, 
  stations,  sheds,  and  other  appliances  pertaining  thereto. 
  b  Any  station  for  the  delivery  or  receipt  of  freight  lying 
  too  far  from  the  main  line  to  be  served  by  mere  sidings. 
  c  A  rate  charged  on  all  freight,  independent  of  the 
  distance,  and  supposed  to  cover  the  expenses  of  station 
  service,  as  distinct  from  {mileage  rate},  generally 
  proportionate  to  the  distance  and  intended  to  cover 
  movement  expenses;  a  terminal  charge. 
  d  A  town  lying  at  the  end  of  a  railroad;  --  more  properly 
  called  a  {terminus}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Terminal  \Ter"mi*nal\  (-nal),  a.  [L.  terminals:  cf  F.  terminal. 
  See  {Term},  n.] 
  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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Terminal  \Ter"mi*nal\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  terminal 
  adj  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" 
  n  1:  where  transport  vehicles  load  or  unload  passengers  or  goods 
  [syn:  {terminus},  {depot}] 
  2:  a  point  on  an  electrical  device  (such  as  a  battery)  at  which 
  electric  current  enters  or  leaves  [syn:  {pole}] 
  3:  an  input-output  device  providing  access  to  a  computer;  has  a 
  keyboard  and  display 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  terminal 
 
  1.    An  electronic  or  electromechanical  device  for 
  entering  data  into  a  computer  or  a  communications  system  and 
  displaying  data  received.  Early  terminals  were  called 
  {teletype}s,  later  ones  {VDU}s.  Typically  a  terminal 
  communicates  with  the  computer  via  a  {serial  line}. 
 
  2.    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. 
 
  3.    Apparatus  to  send  and/or  receive  signals  on  a 
  {line}. 
 
  (1995-10-02) 
 
 




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