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  3  definitions  found 
  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]: 
  Terminus  \Ter"mi*nus\,  n.;  pl  {Termini}.  [L.  See  {Term}.] 
  1.  Literally,  a  boundary;  a  border;  a  limit. 
  2.  (Myth.)  The  Roman  divinity  who  presided  over  boundaries, 
  whose  statue  was  properly  a  short  pillar  terminating  in 
  the  bust  of  a  man,  woman,  satyr,  or  the  like  but  often 
  merely  a  post  or  stone  stuck  in  the  ground  on  a  boundary 
  3.  Hence  any  post  or  stone  marking  a  boundary;  a  term.  See 
  {Term},  8. 
  4.  Either  end  of  a  railroad  line  also  the  station  house,  or 
  the  town  or  city,  at  that  place 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  concluding  time;  "he  awaited  the  grand  finale";  "he 
  stayed  until  the  finish";  "he  left  before  the 
  conclusion"  [syn:  {stopping  point},  {finale},  {finis},  {finish}, 
  {last},  {conclusion},  {close}] 
  2:  the  ultimate  goal  for  which  something  is  done  [syn:  {destination}] 
  3:  either  end  of  a  railroad  or  bus  route 
  4:  where  transport  vehicles  load  or  unload  passengers  or  goods 
  [syn:  {terminal},  {depot}] 

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