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terminator

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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
Thomas F. Kennedy
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Etymology

From Template:etly terminator from the verb terminare.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈtɜː(ɹ)m.ɪn.eɪ.tə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /"t3:(r)m.In.eI.t@(r)/

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  1. one who finishes.
  2. (biochemistry) a DNA sequence which causes RNA transcription to cease and an mRNA transcript to break off.
  3. (electronics) an electrical device that absorbs reflection at the end of a transmission line.
  4. (astronomy) the line between the day side and the night side of a planet.

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