- A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.
- A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
- In electronics, 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.
- An electric contact on a battery.
- In telecommunications, the apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
- In the context of computer hardware, a device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and/or displaying data received, especially a device equipped with a keyboard and some sort of textual display.
- A computer program that emulates a terminal (6).
Etymology: From terminalis, from terminus
- Fatal, resulting in death.
- Appearing at the end, top or apex of a physical object.
- Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time.
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