termination

noun
ter·​mi·​na·​tion | \ ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce termination (audio) \

Definition of termination

1 : end in time or existence : conclusion the termination of life
2 : the last part of a word especially : an inflectional ending
3 : the act of terminating
4 : a limit in space or extent : bound

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Other Words from termination

terminational \ ˌtər-​mə-​ˈnā-​shnəl How to pronounce termination (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of termination in a Sentence

The law protects against unfair contract termination. the termination of a lease an early termination of the contract The company noted over 300 terminations last quarter. Are there plans for the termination of unproductive employees?
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Recent Examples on the Web United made headlines earlier this week after announcing that employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will be either be put on unpaid leave or face termination. Korin Miller, Health.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Federal workers who don't comply will be referred to their agencies' human resources departments for counseling and discipline, to include potential termination. Zeke Miller, Chron, 10 Sep. 2021 Federal workers who don’t comply will be referred to their agencies’ human resources departments for counseling and discipline, to include potential termination. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Sep. 2021 Workers who don’t comply will be referred to their agencies’ human resources departments for counseling and discipline, to include potential termination. Zeke Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Sep. 2021 Federal workers who don’t comply will be referred to their agencies’ human resources departments for counseling and discipline, to include potential termination. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2021 And more than 1,000 Wisconsin officers have been fired or resigned before termination since 2017, when the state DOJ started tracking that statistic. Peter Cameron, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2021 Verizon will also provide a credit of up to $1,500 to offset any early-termination fees that a new customers may have to pay when switching from another provider. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 Nobody voted against the termination, the source said. Joe Sutton And Rob Frehse, CNN, 7 Sep. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'termination.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of termination

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 5

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12 Sep 2021

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“Termination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/termination. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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termination

noun

English Language Learners Definition of termination

: an act of ending something
: the act of making a person leave a job : the act of firing or dismissing someone
: an operation to end a pregnancy before the mother would have given birth : abortion

termination

noun
ter·​mi·​na·​tion | \ ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce termination (audio) \

Kids Definition of termination

1 : the end of something
2 : the act of ending something

termination

noun
ter·​mi·​na·​tion | \ ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce termination (audio) \

Medical Definition of termination

: an end or ending of something especially : a distal end of an anatomical part

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