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terminal

Short Definition : part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer

Definition
(noun) station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
Synonyms : depot , terminus

Definition
(noun) a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
Synonyms : pole

Definition
(noun) either extremity of something that has length
Synonyms : end
Example Sentence
  • the end of the pier
  • she knotted the end of the thread
  • they rode to the end of the line
  • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix

Definition
(noun) electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
Definition
(adj) of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route
Example Sentence
  • freight pickup is a terminal service
  • terminal charges

Definition
(adj) relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time
Example Sentence
  • terminal examinations
  • terminal payments

Definition
(adj) being or situated at an end
Example Sentence
  • the endmost pillar
  • terminal buds on a branch
  • a terminal station
  • the terminal syllable

Definition
(adj) occurring at or forming an end or termination
Synonyms : concluding , final , last
Example Sentence
  • his concluding words came as a surprise
  • the final chapter
  • the last days of the dinosaurs
  • terminal leave

Definition
(adj) causing or ending in or approaching death
Example Sentence
  • a terminal patient
  • terminal cancer

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for terminal

Terminal and Final are rhyming words which mean, the end or an end to something.
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termination

Short Definition : end; V. terminate

Definition
(noun) a coming to an end of a contract period
Synonyms : expiration , expiry
Example Sentence
  • the expiry of his driver's license

Definition
(noun) a place where something ends or is complete
Synonyms : end point , endpoint , terminus

Definition
(noun) something that results
Example Sentence
  • he listened for the results on the radio

Definition
(noun) the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
Synonyms : ending
Example Sentence
  • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending

Definition
(noun) the act of ending something
Synonyms : conclusion , ending
Example Sentence
  • the termination of the agreement

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for termination

Termination and Eradication are rhyming words with the same meaning, which is, to remove something totally.
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terminology

Short Definition : terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature

Definition
(noun) a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
Synonyms : language , nomenclature
Example Sentence
  • legal terminology
  • biological nomenclature
  • the language of sociology

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for terminology

Terminology and Etymology both refer to words. Terminology refers to the technical terms of a subject whereas Etymology refers to an account of a word's origin and description.
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terminus

Short Definition : last stop of railroad; end

Definition
(noun) a place where something ends or is complete
Synonyms : end point , endpoint , termination

Definition
(noun) the ultimate goal for which something is done
Synonyms : destination

Definition
(noun) (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome
Synonyms : term , terminal figure

Definition
(noun) either end of a railroad or bus route
Definition
(noun) station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
Synonyms : depot , terminal

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for terminus

Terminus=terminal+bus. So, terminus is Bus Terminal where bus stops and loads & unloads passengers.
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by Saquib

Terminus and Bus which are rhyming words are interrelated, because each and every bus has to end at a terminus (bus stop).
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terrestrial

Short Definition : on or relating to the earth

Definition
(adj) of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
Synonyms : tellurian , telluric , terrene

Definition
(adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants
Synonyms : planetary
Example Sentence
  • planetary rumblings and eructations
  • the planetary tilt
  • this terrestrial ball

Definition
(adj) operating or living or growing on land
Definition
(adj) concerned with the world or worldly matters
Synonyms : mundane
Example Sentence
  • mundane affairs
  • he developed an immense terrestrial practicality

Definition
(adj) of this earth
Synonyms : sublunar , sublunary
Example Sentence
  • transcendental motives for sublunary actions
  • fleeting sublunary pleasures
  • the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for terrestrial

Terrestrial which is pertaining to the earth is the opposite of Celestial or Astral which refer to the stars and the constellation.
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by pushpa_edit

When we go on the terrace of a building we can see the full surrounding which is nothing but earth.
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by yogendraghatpande

Darwin Can't Solve the problem :: 'Human and Monkey are similar but why human are terrestrial and why Monkeys are arborial'
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by onno manush

terse

Short Definition : concise; abrupt; pithy

Definition
(adj) brief and to the point; effectively cut short
Synonyms : crisp , curt , laconic
Example Sentence
  • a crisp retort
  • a response so curt as to be almost rude
  • the laconic reply; `yes'
  • short and terse and easy to understand

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for terse

terse...sounds like TERESA..Here all her achievements,efforts everything has been consolidated, confined and put into a single word "MOTHER"..So TERSE means brief,concise
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by ArDoR

TERSE rhymes with VERSE.jus a verse is always CONCISE and PITHY
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by imajeeth

write mother teresa as terse....so u r riting concise and brief!
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by adityasree

TEARse....when you tear your cloth it becomes brief,concise...
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by nileshdive

Terse is when you Converse in a curt or concise manner.
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by pushpa_edit

Time spent in a hearse is brief by comparison.
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by Rodeokinney

read it as T-erase.... we erase unnecessary lines to make it short and concise
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by l.k.sandra

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