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The word terminate and its family (terminal, terminals, terminated, terminates, terminating, termination, terminations) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
Definition of the adjective terminate
What does terminate mean as an attribute of a noun?
- Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.
- Having a definite and clear limit or boundary; having a determinate size, shape or magnitude.
- [mathematics] Expressible in a finite number of terms; (of a decimal) not recurring or infinite.
Definition of the verb terminate
What does terminate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: terminated | terminating | terminates
- bring to an end or halt
- examples: The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I | They won't terminate the story
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] John ended the party [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] with [Instrument] I ended the party with a speech [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with -ing] He stopped going to the area [Theme] [Verb] The storm ended [Theme] [Verb] with [Instrument] The party ended with a bang
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonym of terminate: end
- more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
- more specific terms:
- close out = terminate
- finish = cause to finish a relationship with somebody
- abort = terminate before completion
- culminate = bring to a head or to the highest point
- raise / lift = put an end to
- axe / ax = terminate
- stamp out / kill = end or extinguish by forceful means
- break up / dissolve = come to an end
- break up / dissolve = bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
- discontinue / break off / break / stop = prevent completion
- interrupt / break = terminate
- extinguish / crush out / press out / stub out = extinguish by crushing
- nail down / finalise / finalize / settle = make final; put the last touches on
- complete / finish = come or bring to a finish or an end
- closure / cloture = terminate debate by calling for a vote
- adjudicate / resolve / decide / settle = bring to an end
- conclude = bring to a close
- close = complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
- phase out = terminate gradually
- close = finish or terminate
- cause: cease / end / finish / stop
- have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
- example: the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- synonyms of terminate: cease / end / finish / stop
- more specific terms:
- pass away = go out of existence
- lapse = end, at least for a long time
- cut out = cease operating
- go out = become extinguished
- break up / adjourn / recess = close at the end of a session
- disappear / vanish = cease to exist
- culminate / climax = end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
- run out = become used up
- run short / run low / go = to be spent or finished
- disappear / go away / vanish = become invisible or unnoticeable
- conclude / close = come to a close
- come out / turn out = result or end
- discontinue = come to or be at an end
- break = come to an end
- be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
- terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
- example: The company terminated 25% of its workers
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of terminate: can / dismiss / displace / fire / force out / give notice / give the axe / give the sack / sack / send away
- more generic word: remove = remove from a position or an office
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the verb terminate
- [transitive or intransitive, formal] To finish or end.
- [transitive, euphemistic] To kill.
- [transitive, euphemistic] To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire or lay off.
Specialised definition of the verb terminate
Glossary of sports
to bring something to an end (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
- "Terminate" is a musical single of Stephan Kessler.
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- "Terminate" is a musical single of D*Minds.
Terminate was a shareware modem terminal and host program for MS-DOS and compatible operating systems, developed during the 1990s by Bo Bendtsen from Denmark.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Terminate
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South-Western Federal Taxation Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and Treasury Regulations: Annotated and Selected 2016 (2015)
by James E. Smith, Mark Alteri
If the only condition which will cause the interest taken by the surviving spouse to terminate is the death of the surviving spouse and the condition is of such nature that it can occur only within 6 months following the decedent's death, the ...
A Comparative Law Analysis by Cӑtӑlin Gabriel Stӑnescu
Therefore, the reason to terminate is the breach of contract and termination is a remedy for that breach. According to German law, termination is (and always was ) effected by a declaration of will coming from the innocent party.213 Such ...
An Applied Approach by Michael Sullivan, Abe Mizrahi
The optimum time at which the business operation should terminate is that point in time where the rates are equal. That is, the optimum ...
Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B. 1 by William Nicholson
The flowers terminate the branches, A native of China. The wood of this tree has been long used as- a perfume; and was formerly an article of the materia medica, under the name of aeallochnm, lignum aloes, or aloes wood. This wood in its ...
The Encyclopedia of Perception by Jennifer L. Hellier
Vestibular Component of the Nerve The fibers from the vestibular division terminate in the vestibular nuclear complex within the floor of the fourth ventricle. This makes up the vestibulocerebellar tract. The axons from the vestibular nuclear ...
Volume 29 - Supplement 14: Agent-Oriented Programming to Socio-Organizational Aspects of Expert System Design by Allen Kent, James G. Williams
To build the shutdown process, determine which special task requires the longest to terminate. To this value add a pad. The size of this pad will vary depending on circumstances unique to each installation. It has been found that a pad of 5 ...
by Bryant G. Garth
even where this is so and the Mahnung has been given, a Nachfrist is in principle also necessary before the creditor is entitled to terminate the contract. In practice the two notices are often combined and it has been held that this practice is ...
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Usage statistics about terminate
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Video shows what terminate means. To end, especially in an incomplete state.. To kill.. To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire, lay off.
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Scrabble value of T1E1R1M3I1N1A1T1E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine