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- (transitive or intransitive, formal) To finish or end, especially in an incomplete state.
- to terminate a surface by a line
- to terminate an effort, or a controversy
- J. S. Harford
- During this interval of calm and prosperity, he terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art.
- (transitive, euphemistic) To kill.
- (transitive, euphemistic) To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire or lay off.
to end incompletely
- terminate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- terminate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.
- Having a definite and clear limit or boundary; having a determinate size, shape or magnitude.
- Mountains on the Moon cast shadows that are very dark, terminate and more distinct than those cast by mountains on the Earth.
- (mathematics) Expressible in a finite number of terms; (of a decimal) not recurring or infinite.
- One third is a recurring decimal, but one half is a terminate decimal.
- Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989
- second-person plural present tense of terminare
- second-person plural present subjunctive of terminare
- second-person plural imperative of terminare
- feminine plural past participle of terminare
- first-person plural present active imperative of terminō