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terminus

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noun ter·mi·nus \ˈtər-mə-nəs\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of terminus

plural

termini

play \-ˌnī, -ˌnē\ or

terminuses

  1. 1 :  a final goal :  a finishing point

  2. 2 :  a post or stone marking a boundary

  3. 3 :  either end of a transportation line or travel route; also :  the station, town, or city at such a place :  terminal

  4. 4 :  an extreme point or element :  tip <the terminus of a glacier>

Examples of terminus in a sentence

  1. Stockholm is the terminus for the southbound train.

  2. Geologists took samples from the terminus of the glacier.

  3. the terminus of the DNA strand



Origin and Etymology of terminus

Latin, boundary marker, limit — more at term


First Known Use: circa 1617

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TERMINUS Defined for Kids

terminus

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noun ter·mi·nus \ˈtər-mə-nəs\

Definition of terminus for Students

plural

termini

\-ˌnī, -ˌnē\ or

terminuses

  1. 1 :  an ending point

  2. 2 :  the end of a travel route

  3. 3 :  a station at the end of a travel route




Medical Dictionary

terminus

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noun ter·mi·nus \ˈtər-mə-nəs\

Medical Definition of terminus

plural

termini

\-ˌnī, -ˌnē\play play also

terminuses

  1. :  an end or ending especially of a molecular chain, a chromosome, or a process of a nerve cell




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