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1 terminal /ˈtɚmənl̟/ adjective
1 terminal
Learner's definition of TERMINAL
: causing death eventually : leading finally to death晚期的;致命的
: having an illness that cannot be cured and that will soon lead to death不治的;绝症的;晚期的
: of or relating to patients who have a terminal illness晚期病人的;绝症病人的
informal : very bad or severe很糟的;极其严重的
: at the end : forming or coming at the end of something末端的;最终的;最后的;终点的

in terminal decline

: getting worse without any chance to improve无法挽回;越来越糟

— terminally

2 terminal /ˈtɚmənl̟/ noun
plural terminals
2 terminal
plural terminals
Learner's definition of TERMINAL
: a building where buses or trains regularly stop so that passengers can get on and off : station(公共汽车、火车的)终点站
: a building at an airport where people get on and off airplanes航空终点站;航站楼
: a computer or a combination of a keyboard and a video display that is connected to a system and used for entering or receiving data终端设备;终端机
: a part on a piece of electrical equipment (such as a car battery) where you make an electrical connection(电路)端子;接线头


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ter·​mi·​nal ˈtərm-nəl How to pronounce terminal (audio)
: leading ultimately to death : fatal
terminal cancer
: approaching or close to death : being in the final stages of a fatal disease
a terminal patient
: of or relating to patients with a terminal illness
terminal care
: of, relating to, or occurring in a term or each term
terminal payments
: extremely or hopelessly severe
terminal boredom
: of or relating to an end, extremity, boundary, or terminus
a terminal pillar
: growing at the end of a branch or stem
a terminal bud
: occurring at or constituting the end of a period or series : concluding
the terminal moments of life
: not intended as preparation for further academic work
a terminal curriculum
terminally adverb


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: either end of a carrier line having facilities for the handling of freight and passengers
: a freight or passenger station that is central to a considerable area or serves as a junction at any point with other lines
: a town or city at the end of a carrier line : terminus
: a combination of a keyboard and output device (such as a video display unit) by which data can be entered into or output from a computer or electronic communications system
: a device attached to the end of a wire or cable or to an electrical apparatus for convenience in making connections
: a part that forms the end : extremity, termination
: a terminating usually ornamental detail : finial
Choose the Right Synonym for terminal

last, final, terminal, ultimate mean following all others (as in time, order, or importance).

last applies to something that comes at the end of a series but does not always imply that the series is completed or stopped.

last page of a book
last news we had of him

final applies to that which definitely closes a series, process, or progress.

final day of school

terminal may indicate a limit of extension, growth, or development.

terminal phase of a disease

ultimate implies the last degree or stage of a long process beyond which further progress or change is impossible.

the ultimate collapse of the system

Example Sentences

Adjective She was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I was suffering from terminal boredom. another person with terminal stupidity branches that end in a terminal bud Noun I will meet you outside the bus terminal. Flight 1584 is now departing from Gate 6 in Terminal A. You are not allowed in the terminal without a ticket. Ten terminals are connected to this server. You will need to clean the corrosion off the battery terminals. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
In 2019, my sister Lisa got very sick; her liver was failing, and she was told that her condition was terminal. Lucinda M. Baier, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 His condition is terminal, in the final stage and deteriorating rapidly. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 29 July 2022 She was hospitalized, and, rather than providing the chemotherapy and radiation her longtime oncologist recommended, a medical team who believed her case to be terminal instead sedated her (against Carder’s wishes, her mother said). Molly Fischer, The New Yorker, 21 July 2022 At some point, this disease will relapse and eventually be terminal. cleveland, 30 May 2022 The Great Salt Lake sits at the bottom of a terminal basin. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Sep. 2022 Miami International Airport is cutting a number of its fees, but plans to increase terminal rentals across the board, according to next year’s budget. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 3 Sep. 2022 The state has said that the terminal operator - which in the state law is called a distributor but either way is the entity supplying the machines - and the establishment must split the fees charged by local jurisdictions. Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune, 27 Aug. 2022 Next, the Paris upgrade will shift mainnet to proof of stake after a final terminal total difficulty (TTD) value is hit. Taylor Locke, Fortune, 24 Aug. 2022
Major construction is still currently underway at IAH while a new international terminal is being built through the $1.4 billion IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 14 Sep. 2022 The expansion is of concern to East Haven because the new terminal would be built in East Haven. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 18 Aug. 2022 The terminal is the only one on the island equipped to handle large oil tankers. Santiago Pérez, WSJ, 7 Aug. 2022 The first phase of the Head of Bay project is estimated to cost about $80 million and will bring a new cruise ship terminal and dock to Whittier. Riley Rogerson, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Aug. 2022 Newark Liberty will be the next airport to open a new terminal, scheduled for this summer. New York Times, 21 July 2022 The airport’s existing parking garage, which opened in tandem with the new terminal in 2008, has 5,900 public parking spaces and 1,200 rental spaces. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 July 2022 The airport's existing parking garage, which opened in tandem with the new terminal in 2008, has 5,900 public parking spaces and 1,200 rental spaces. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 18 July 2022 Hochul anticipates that the new terminal will be fully completed by 2030. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 15 July 2022 See More

Word History



Latin terminalis, from terminus

First Known Use


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3a


1838, in the meaning defined at sense 4

Time Traveler
The first known use of terminal was in the 15th century


1place/building that handles goods/passengers貨物或旅客的週轉地ADJECTIVE | TERMINAL + NOUN | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEinternational國際航站樓;國際碼頭;國際樞紐站air, airport機場航站樓rail, subway, train鐵路/地鐵/火車樞紐站bus公交車總站cruise, cruise-ship, ferry遊輪碼頭;輪渡碼頭passenger客運樞紐站container, freight (especially BrE) 集裝箱碼頭;貨運站gas, oil, etc.燃氣、石油等碼頭TERMINAL + NOUNbuilding航站樓PREPOSITIONat a/the terminal, in a/the terminal在終點站We met up at the bus terminal.我們在公交總站碰了面。


2computer equipment計算機設備ADJECTIVE | VERB + TERMINAL | TERMINAL + NOUN | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEcomputer, Internet計算機/因特網終端network網絡終端display顯示終端data數據終端The larger financial institutions have over 200 news and data terminals in their offices.比較大的金融機構的辦公室有 200 多個新聞和數據終端。mobile, portable, wireless移動/便攜/無線終端VERB + TERMINALconnect連接終端The computer terminals are connected to a central network.計算機終端和中央網絡相連。install安裝終端Internet terminals have been installed at most libraries.大多數圖書館已經安裝了因特網終端。use使用終端TERMINAL + NOUNscreen, server終端顯示器/服務器PREPOSITIONat a/the terminal在終端處There were two students at each terminal.每台終端有兩名學生。on a/the terminal在終端上All she did was press a few keys on the terminal.她所做的就是在終端機上按幾個鍵。

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