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

 ter·mi·nate /ˈtɝmənət/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·mi·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Terminated p. pr. & vb. n. Terminating.]
 1. To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line.
 2. To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.
 3. Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.
    During this interval of calm and prosperity, he [Michael Angelo] terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art.   --J. S. Harford.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·mi·nate v. i.
 1. To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics.
 2. To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.
    The wisdom of this world, its designs and efficacy, terminate on zhis side heaven.   --South.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when
           she found out that he had once been convicted of a
           crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively
           peaceful period after WWI" [syn: end] [ant: begin, get
      2: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense;
         either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate
         in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe
         upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the
         bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo" [syn: end,
         stop, finish, cease] [ant: begin]
      3: be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad
         scene ended the movie" [syn: end]
      4: terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary
         today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [syn:
         fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send
         away, sack, force out, give the sack] [ant: hire]