Definition of terminator
1 : the dividing line between the illuminated and the unilluminated part of the moon's or a planet's disk
2 : one that terminates
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Scientists get as excited as anyone about seeing new pictures of the mysterious worlds that populate our vast Solar System—from Mercury's day-and-night terminator to Pluto's icy mountains.
Terminator is a time-travel franchise that throws in AI and the apocalypse.
Terminator was running, but a key gag, where the Terminator rides into the theater on a motorcycle was not working.
Hollywood special effects artists have used the machines to capture realistic images of actors then create molten metal terminators onscreen.
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