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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] terminalis, from terminus

Noun

Singular
terminal

Plural
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terminal ({{{1}}})
  1. A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.
  2. A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
  3. In electronics, 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.
  4. An electric contact on a battery.
  5. In telecommunications, the apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
  6. (computing) In the context of computer hardware, a device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and/or displaying data received, especially a device equipped with a keyboard and some sort of textual display.
  7. (computing) A computer program that emulates a terminal (6).
  8. (computing theory) A terminal symbol in a formal grammar.

Adjective

terminal (not comparable)

Positive
terminal

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Fatal, resulting in death.
  2. Appearing at the end, top or apex of a physical object.
  3. Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time.

Spanish

Adjective

terminal m. and f. (plural terminales)

  1. final
  2. deadly

Noun

terminal m. (plural terminales)

Singular
terminal m.

Plural
terminales m.

  1. terminal
  2. closure

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