American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of terminating or the condition of being terminated.
- n. The end of something in time; the conclusion.
- n. An end of something in space; a limit or edge.
- n. A result; an outcome.
- n. Linguistics The end of a word, as a suffix, inflectional ending, or final morpheme.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ins. law, the end of the. voyage of a vessel, namely, when it has been safely moored at the dock of its destination for twenty-four hours. The risk on the cargo is not ended by this fact.
- n. Bound; limit in space or extent: as, the termination of a field.
- n. The act of limiting, or setting bounds; the act of terminating; the act of ending or concluding: as, Thursday was set for the termination of the debate.
- n. End in time or existence: as, the termination of life.
- n. In grammar, the end or ending of a word; the part annexed to the root or stem of an inflected word (a case-ending or other formative), or in general a syllable or letter, or number of letters, at the end of a word.
- n. Conclusion; completion; issue; result: as, the affair was brought to a happy termination.
- n. Decision; determination.
- n. That which ends or finishes off, as, in architecture, a finial or a pinnacle.
- n. Word; term.
- n. The extremity of a crystal when formed by one or more crystalline faces. A crystal whose natural end has been broken off is said to be without termination.
- n. The process of terminating or the state of being terminated.
- n. The process of firing an employee; ending one's employment at a business for any reason.
- n. An end in time; a conclusion.
- n. An end in space; an edge or limit.
- n. An outcome or result.
- n. The last part of a word; a suffix.
- n. medicine An induced abortion.
- n. obsolete (rare) A word, a term.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of terminating, or of limiting or setting bounds; the act of ending or concluding.
- n. That which ends or bounds; limit in space or extent; bound; end.
- n. End in time or existence.
- n. End; conclusion; result.
- n. rare Last purpose of design.
- n. R. & Obs. A word; a term.
- n. (Gram.) The ending of a word; a final syllable or letter; the part added to a stem in inflection.
- n. the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
- n. the act of ending something
- n. a coming to an end of a contract period
- n. something that results
- n. a place where something ends or is complete
““The phrase termination with prejudice has nothing to do with extreme actions ditto for extreme prejudice,” he notes, “but merely with the discharge of an agent and a notation not to rehire.””
“The word "termination" often means there's more digging to do, says Marc Dobin , a securities lawyer in Jupiter, Fla.”
“JUDGE DAVID YOUNG, HOST, "JUDGE DAVID YOUNG": They can under what they call a termination of parental rights.”
“It is clear that Hennie Bester was dishonest in creating the panic around what he called the termination of Community Patrol Officers”
“It is clear that Hennie Bester was dishonest in creating the panic around what he called the termination of Community Patrol Officers (CPO's).”
“I don't want to speculate," Murphy said, about reasons for what he called a termination”
“Some companies have adapted a zero-tolerance policy resulting in termination for employees who use a cell phone while driving company vehicles.”
“What I am looking for are the actual numbers as they stand today to be able to know whether a termination is on order:”
“Although the waves of scandal have subsided since City Manager David Brown, faced with certain termination by the City Commission, took early retirement from his $185,000-a-year post in November, the city is struggling to ride out the backwash.”
“In Manhattan, Judge Barbara Jones allowed onetime Post editor Sandra Guzman's suit against her former employee to go forward, noting that Guzman had raised sufficient "factual allegations" that her termination from the paper was retaliatory.”
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