from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. An induced abortion.
- n. (rare) A word, a term.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. Last purpose of design.
- n. A word; a term.
- n. The ending of a word; a final syllable or letter; the part added to a stem in inflection.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
From Latin terminationem (accusative of terminatio). (Wiktionary)