ter·mi·nus /ˈtɝmənəs/ 名詞
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.
n 1: a place where something ends or is complete [syn: end point,
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)]