Simple Definition of terminus
: the end of a travel route (such as a rail or bus line) or the station at the end of a travel route
: the end of something
Full Definition of terminus
plural ter·mi·niplay \-ˌnī, -ˌnē\ or ter·mi·nus·es
Examples of terminus
Stockholm is the terminus for the southbound train.
Geologists took samples from the terminus of the glacier.
the terminus of the DNA strand
Origin of terminus
Latin, boundary marker, limit — more at term
First Known Use: circa 1617
Rhymes with terminus
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Definition of terminus
plural ter·mi·ni \-ˌnī, -ˌnē\ or ter·mi·nus·es
1 : an ending point
2 : the end of a travel route
3 : a station at the end of a travel route
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