Terminal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtɜːrmɪnl|  American pronunciation of the word terminal
Brit.  |ˈtɜːmɪn(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word terminal


- station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods (syn: depot, terminus)
- a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves (syn: pole)
- either extremity of something that has length (syn: end)
the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
- electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display


- occurring at or forming an end or termination (syn: concluding, final, last)
terminal leave
- causing or ending in or approaching death
a terminal patient
terminal cancer

Extra examples

She was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

I was suffering from terminal boredom.

I will meet you outside the bus terminal.

Flight 1584 is now departing from Gate 6 in Terminal A.

You are not allowed in the terminal without a ticket.

Ten terminals are connected to this server.

You will need to clean the corrosion off the battery terminals.

Let's meet at the bus terminal.

The car industry is in terminal decline.

The wire is coupled to the terminal.

...the cruise passengers disembarked as soon as they got to the terminal in Miami...

Take the tram to the departure terminal.

The buses discharged passengers within walking distance of the terminal.

Domestic flights (=flights that stay inside a particular country) go from Terminal 1.

Her husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness. (=doctors found that her husband had a terminal illness)

Word forms

singular: terminal
plural: terminals
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