terminal

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • adjective causing death

Cars & Driving

  • noun one of the connecting points in an electric circuit
  • noun a conducting device by which current enters or leaves at such a point

Computing

  • noun a device usually made up of a display unit and a keyboard which allows entry and display of information when on-line to a central computer system
  • noun a point in a network where a message can be transmitted or received.

Construction

  • An element attached to the end of a conductor or to a piece of electric equipment to serve as a connection for an external conductor.
  • A decorative element forming the end of an item of construction.
  • A point of departure or arrival such as a railway or airport terminal.

Electronics

  • A computer input/output device which incorporates a video adapter, monitor, keyboard, and usually a mouse. Used in networks. Also called computer terminal (1), network terminal (1), console (3), or station (6). When such a terminal has no processing capability it is called dumb terminal, while a terminal that incorporates a CPU and memory does have processing capability, and is called intelligent terminal.
  • A personal computer or workstation which is linked to a network. Also called computer terminal (2), network terminal (2), or station (7).
  • A device, such as a wire or adapter, which serves to make electrical, network, or other types of connections. Also, the specific point or location where this occurs.
  • A device, such as a post or a strand of metal, which protrudes from an electrical component to facilitate connection within a circuit.
  • That which is at an end, or consists of the end of something, such as that of a series, or of a transmission line.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a processor with screen and keyboard used to access a central computer system

Medical

  • adjective referring to the last stage of a fatal illness
  • noun an ending, a part at the end of an electrode or nerve

Travel

  • noun a building situated at the beginning or end of a transport route, with facilities for handling passengers or freight
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