termination

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noun ter·mi·na·tion \ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of termination

  1. 1 :  end in time or existence :  conclusion the termination of life

  2. 2 :  the last part of a word; especially :  an inflectional ending

  3. 3 :  the act of terminating

  4. 4 :  a limit in space or extent :  bound

  5. 5 :  outcome, result

terminational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of termination in a Sentence

  1. The law protects against unfair contract termination.

  2. the termination of a lease

  3. an early termination of the contract

  4. The company noted over 300 terminations last quarter.

  5. Are there plans for the termination of unproductive employees?

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First Known Use of termination

circa 1500


TERMINATION Defined for English Language Learners

termination

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Definition of termination for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TERMINATION Defined for Kids

termination

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noun ter·mi·na·tion \ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of termination for Students

  1. 1 :  the end of something

  2. 2 :  the act of ending something


Medical Dictionary

termination

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noun ter·mi·na·tion \ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of termination

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



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