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- noun A goal or finishing point.
- noun A final limiting point in time.
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- noun the latest possible date of a non-punctual event (period, era, etc.)
- noun an
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- noun final or latest limiting point
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[Latin, limit to which.]
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From the Latin terminus ("limit") + ad ("up to") + quem ("which"), the accusative of quī ("what"). Literally meaning "the limit up until which".
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