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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɝmɪneɪt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtɜːmɪneɪt/
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- Hyphenation: ter‧mi‧nate
- (transitive or intransitive) To end, especially in an incomplete state.
- to terminate a surface by a line
- to terminate an effort, or a controversy
- (Can we date this quote by J. S. Harford and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- During this interval of calm and prosperity, he terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art.
- (transitive or intransitive) To set or be a limit or boundary to.
- (transitive, euphemistic) To kill.
- (transitive, euphemistic) To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire, lay off.
- (to end incompletely): discontinue, stop, break off
- (to kill): See also Thesaurus:kill
- (to end the employment contract): axe, fire, sack; see also Thesaurus:lay off
- (to end incompletely): continue
to end incompletely
to end the employment contract
- 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.
- second-person plural present indicative of
- second-person plural present subjunctive of
- second-person plural imperative of
terminate f pl