Meaning of TERMINAL in English

TERMINAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ tɜ:(r)mɪn(ə)l ]

( terminals)

1.

A terminal illness or disease causes death, often slowly, and cannot be cured.

...terminal cancer.

...his illness was terminal.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• ter‧mi‧nal‧ly

The patient is terminally ill.

ADV : ADV adj

2.

A terminal is a place where vehicles, passengers, or goods begin or end a journey.

Plans are underway for a fifth terminal at Heathrow airport.

N-COUNT : usu supp N

3.

A computer terminal is a piece of equipment consisting of a keyboard and a screen that is used for putting information into a computer or getting information from it. ( COMPUTING )

Carl sits at a computer terminal 40 hours a week.

N-COUNT

4.

On a piece of electrical equipment, a terminal is one of the points where electricity enters or leaves it.

...the positive terminal of the battery.

N-COUNT

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