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1 [attributive] of, forming, or situated at the end or extremity of something:a terminal date the terminal tip of the probe of or forming a transportation terminal:terminal platforms Zoology situated at, forming, or denoting the end of a part or series of parts furthest from the center of the body. Botany (of a flower, inflorescence, etc.) borne at the end of a stem or branch. Often contrasted with axillary. 2(of a disease) predicted to lead to death, especially slowly; incurable:terminal cancer [attributive] suffering from or relating to a terminal disease:a hospice for terminal cases [attributive] (of a condition) forming the last stage of a terminal disease. informal extreme and usually beyond cure or alteration (used to emphasize the extent of something regarded as bad or unfortunate):you’re making a terminal ass of yourself
1an end or extremity of something, in particular. the end of a railroad or other transport route, or a station at such a point. a departure and arrival building for air passengers at an airport. an installation where oil or gas is stored at the end of a pipeline or at a port. 2a point of connection for closing an electric circuit. 3a device at which a user enters data or commands for a computer system and that displays the received output.