Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Terminal (Page: 1487)

Ter"mi*nal (?), a. [L. terminals: cf. F. terminal. See Term, n.]

1. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.

2. (Bot.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike. Terminal moraine. See the Note under Moraine. -- Terminal statue. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3. -- Terminal velocity. (a) The velocity acquired at the end of a body's motion. (b) The limit toward which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air.


Terminal (Page: 1487)

Ter"mi*nal, n.

1. That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity.

2. (Eccl.) Either of the ends of the conducting circuit of an electrical apparatus, as an inductorium, dynamo, or electric motor, usually provided with binding screws for the attachment of wires by which a current may be conveyed into or from the machine; a pole. <-- 3. (a) The station at either end of a line used by a carrier (as a bus line or railroad) for transporting freight or passengers; also, a station on such a line which serves a large area. (b) The city in which the terminal is located. bus terminal, a station where passenger buses start or end a trip. freight terminal, a terminal used for loading or unloading of freight. -->