terminator

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin terminator from the verb terminare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɜː(ɹ)m.ɪn.eɪ.tə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

terminator (plural terminators)

  1. One who finishes.
  2. (biochemistry) A DNA sequence which causes RNA transcription to cease and an mRNA transcript to break off.
  3. (electronics) An electrical device that absorbs reflection at the end of a transmission line.
  4. (astronomy) The line between the day side and the night side of a planet.
  5. (science fiction) An artificial intelligence machine, created to destroy humans (after the 1984 film The Terminator).

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

terminātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of terminō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of terminō

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

terminator m

  1. (obsolete) apprentice

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