Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun terminal

4 senses of terminal

Sense 1
terminal, terminus, depot -- (station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods)
       => station -- (a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station")

Sense 2
terminal, pole -- (a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves)
       => contact, tangency -- ((electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts")

Sense 3
end, terminal -- (either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix")
       => extremity -- (the outermost or farthest region or point)

Sense 4
terminal -- (electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display)
       => electronic equipment -- (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

Antonyms of adj terminal

3 of 5 senses of terminal

Sense 3
terminal (vs. intermediate) -- (being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable")

intermediate (vs. terminal) -- (lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane")
        => grey, gray -- (intermediate in character or position; "a grey area between clearly legal and strictly illegal")
        => halfway -- (at a point midway between two extremes; "at the halfway mark")
        => in-between, mediate, middle -- (being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series; "adolescence is an awkward in-between age"; "in a mediate position"; "the middle point on a line")
        => junior (prenominal), third-year, next-to-last -- (used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college; "the junior class"; "a third-year student")
        => penultimate, next-to-last -- (next to the last; "the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter"; "the figures in the next-to-last column")
        => sophomore (prenominal), second-year -- (used of the second year in United States high school or college; "the sophomore class"; "his sophomore year")
        => subterminal -- (near but not precisely at an end; "a subterminal band of color on the tail feathers")
        => antepenultimate -- (third from last)

Sense 4
concluding, final, last, terminal -- (occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave")

INDIRECT (VIA closing) -> opening -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")

Sense 5
terminal -- (causing or ending in or approaching death; "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer")

INDIRECT (VIA fatal) -> nonfatal -- (not bringing death; "nonfatal heart attack")

Similarity of adj terminal

5 senses of terminal

Sense 1
terminal -- (of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; "freight pickup is a terminal service"; "terminal charges")

Sense 2
terminal -- (relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; "terminal examinations"; "terminal payments")

Sense 3
terminal (vs. intermediate) -- (being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable")

Sense 4
concluding, final, last, terminal -- (occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave")
       => closing (vs. opening) -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")

Sense 5
terminal -- (causing or ending in or approaching death; "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer")
       => fatal (vs. nonfatal) -- (bringing death)

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