terminate

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From Latin terminatus, past participle of terminare (to set bounds to, bound, limit, end, close, terminate), from terminus (a bound, limit, end); see term, terminus. Compare termine.

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terminate (third-person singular simple present terminates, present participle terminating, simple past and past participle terminated)

  1. (transitive or intransitive, formal) To 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.
  2. (transitive, euphemistic) To kill.
  3. (transitive, euphemistic) To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire or lay off.

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terminate

  1. Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.
  2. 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.
  3. (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.

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terminate

  1. second-person plural present of terminare
  2. second-person plural present subjunctive of terminare
  3. second-person plural imperative of terminare
  4. feminine plural past participle of terminare

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termināte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of terminō