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terminate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Terminate  \Ter"mi*nate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Terminated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Terminating}.]  [L.  terminatus  p.  p.  of 
  terminare.  See  {Term}.] 
  1.  To  set  a  term  or  limit  to  to  form  the  extreme  point  or 
  side  of  to  bound;  to  limit;  as  to  terminate  a  surface  by 
  a  line 
 
  2.  To  put  an  end  to  to  make  to  cease;  as  to  terminate  an 
  effort,  or  a  controversy. 
 
  3.  Hence  to  put  the  finishing  touch  to  to  bring  to 
  completion;  to  perfect. 
 
  During  this  interval  of  calm  and  prosperity,  he 
  [Michael  Angelo]  terminated  two  figures  of  slaves, 
  destined  for  the  tomb,  in  an  incomparable  style  of 
  art.  --J.  S. 
  Harford. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Terminate  \Ter"mi*nate\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  limited  in  space  by  a  point,  line  or  surface;  to 
  stop  short;  to  end  to  cease;  as  the  torrid  zone 
  terminates  at  the  tropics. 
 
  2.  To  come  to  a  limit  in  time;  to  end  to  close 
 
  The  wisdom  of  this  world,  its  designs  and  efficacy, 
  terminate  on  zhis  side  heaven.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  terminate 
  v  1:  bring  to  an  end  "She  ended  their  friendship  when  she  found 
  out  that  he  had  once  been  convicted  of  a  crime"  [syn:  {end}] 
  [ant:  {begin}] 
  2:  have  end  in  a  certain  location;  either  spatial  or 
  metaphorical;  "the  bronchioles  terminate  in  a  capillary 
  bed";  "Your  rights  stop  where  you  infringe  upon  the  rights 
  of  other"  [syn:  {stop}] 
  3:  have  an  end  in  a  temporal,  spatial,  or  quantitative  sense: 
  "My  property  ends  by  the  bushes";  "The  symphony  ends  in  a 
  pianissimo"  [syn:  {end},  {finish},  {cease}]  [ant:  {begin}] 
  4:  terminate  the  employment  of  "The  boss  fired  his  secretary 
  today"  [syn:  {fire},  {give  notice},  {can},  {dismiss},  {give 
  the  axe},  {send  away},  {sack},  {force  out}]  [ant:  {hire}] 
  5:  bring  to  a  conclusion  or  cause  to  come  to  an  end  "We 
  terminated  our  relation  with  the  company";  "It  is  unclear 
  whether  the  bombing  of  Hiroshima  ended  the  war";  "Cease 
  doing  what  you  are  doing!"  [syn:  {end},  {cease}]  [ant:  {begin}] 




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