terminal


terminal
terminal ter‧mi‧nal [ˈtɜːmnl ǁ ˈtɜːr-] noun [countable]
1. a large building that is part of an airport, bus station, or port, where people wait to get onto planes, buses, or ships:

• Your plane leaves from Terminal 4.

2. COMPUTING a piece of computer equipment that consists of a keyboard and a screen, used as part of a network of computers that are all connected to each other or to one large computer:

• A PC can work as a terminal on a network.

ˌdumb ˈterminal COMPUTING
a terminal that cannot be used by itself as a computer, but can be used to look at or work on information that is on a network or larger computer
inˌtelligent ˈterminal COMPUTING
a terminal that can also be used by itself as a computer

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   Onshore installation designed to receive oil or gas from a pipeline or from tankers. Not a refinery.

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terminal UK US /ˈtɜːmɪnəl/ noun [C]
(also terminal building) TRANSPORT a large building at a station, airport, or port where passengers or goods leave or arrive: »

Hong Kong's existing eight container terminals handled more than 14.7 million containers last year.

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Long queues and crowded terminals are making airports feel like hell on earth this summer.

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the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo

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They started walking towards the terminal building.

(also computer terminal) IT a piece of equipment consisting of a keyboard and screen, that is connected to a central computer system: »

They were seated at terminals tapping information into keyboards.

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terminal UK US /ˈtɜːmɪnəl/ adjective
causing something to end or fail: »

He doesn't believe their problems are terminal.

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This may prove a terminal blow for the troubled state-owned nuclear reprocessor.

be in terminal decline »

The market is in terminal decline.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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