meaning of terminal

1. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.
Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike.
That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity.
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.
terminal 1. An electronic or electromechanical device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and displaying data received. Early terminals were called teletypes, later ones VDUs. Typically a terminal communicates with the computer via a serial line. 2. The end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus. 3. Apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line.
station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

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