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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having come or been brought to a conclusion; "the harvesting
             was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished";
             "the abruptly terminated interview" [syn: complete,
             concluded, ended, over(p), all over]
      2: (of e.g. a contract or term of office) having come to an end