- n. 末端；终点；终端机；极限
- adj. 末端的；终点的；晚期的
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- terminal (adj.)
- mid-15c., "relating to or marking boundaries," from Latin terminalis "pertaining to a boundary or end, final," from terminus "end, boundary line" (see terminus). Meaning "fatal" (terminal illness) is first recorded 1891. Sense of "situated at the extreme end" (of something) is from 1805. Slang meaning "extreme" first recorded 1983. Related: Termninally.
- terminal (n.)
- "end point of a railway line," 1888, from terminal (adj.); sense of "device for communicating with a computer" is first recorded 1954. Earlier "final part of a word" (1831).
- 1. He was eventually diagnosed as suffering from terminal cancer.
- 2. He made a round-trip to the terminal and back.
- 3. Carl sits at a computer terminal 40 hours a week.
- 4. My own house feels as filthy and chaotic as a bus terminal.
- 5. He then soldered the wire to the telephone terminal.
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