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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·mi·nus n.; pl. Termini
 1. Literally, a boundary; a border; a limit.
 2. Myth. The Roman divinity who presided over boundaries, whose statue was properly a short pillar terminating in the bust of a man, woman, satyr, or the like, but often merely a post or stone stuck in the ground on a boundary line.
 3. Hence, any post or stone marking a boundary; a term. See Term, 8.
 4. Either end of a railroad line; also, the station house, or the town or city, at that place.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a place where something ends or is complete [syn: end point,
            endpoint, termination]
      2: the ultimate goal for which something is done [syn: destination]
      3: (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 [syn: terminal figure, term]
      4: either end of a railroad or bus route
      5: station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers
         or goods [syn: terminal, depot]
      [also: termini (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See terminus