• WordNet 3.6
    • adj terminable capable of being terminated after a designated time "terminable employees","a terminable annuity"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first movie to ever cost $100 million to make is Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991
    • a Terminable Capable of being terminated or bounded; limitable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: For the blockbuster movie "The Terminator," O.J. Simpson was considered to play the role of the Terminator, but producers did not choose him as they thought he would not be taken seriously
    • terminable Capable of being terminated; limitable; coming to an end after a certain term: as, a terminable annuity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The actor who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2 (Robert Patrick) and the lead singer of Filter are brothers
    • adj Terminable that may be limited: that may terminate or cease
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Our actions are like the terminations of verses, which we rhyme as we please.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.”
  • Fred A. Allen
    “Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Terminate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. terminus.


In literature:

In a few seconds more the long-protracted struggle was brought to a termination.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
It terminates in a little dead grass-grown square entitled the Place Gregoire de Tours.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
The terminal phalanx is flexed towards the palm, and the patient is unable to extend it voluntarily.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The elopement also has come to a miserable termination.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Termination -ly 354 499.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The free end of each goes to a battery terminal.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
The gender is marked partly by the initial form, partly by the termination.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
M. BERTHE then remarks, that the greater number of instances of gangrene of the gums had terminated unfavourably.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
In another type of terminal, the cable is soldered directly to the terminal which is lead burned to the cell post.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Within ten minutes the conveyor terminal would be reached.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
If the case does not terminate promptly, give iodid of potash in 1-dram doses twice daily.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The interview was terminated by taking Franklin with them to a neighboring tavern to dine.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
This is the terminal extremity of the spinal column.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
In either case, the cornice, small or large, is the termination of the wall's existence, the accomplishment of its work.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Special autojets, with destinations pre-set for the casino flat, were available in every monorail terminal.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
It is all wrong, and if the business be not better regulated or terminated, it will terminate the government.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
This system may, therefore, properly be called a branch-terminal system.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
It must, I think, ere long, be terminated.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
Receptions or "at homes" usually terminate shortly before one o'clock, save on Saturdays, when the hour of departure is 12 o'clock precisely.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
So is one which terminates a stem, as in the Grape-Vine.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray

In poetry:

Alas! but this will never end,
'Tis like a grave old aunt's relation:
I would that reason might attend,
And terminate our disputation.
"Hope And Memory" by Joanna Baillie
Is it because past black there is not found
A fixed or horizontal bound? And so, as it doth terminate the white,
It may be said all colors to infold,
And in that kind to hold
Somewhat of infinite?
"To Her Hair" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
From Ann a scold began to flow,
For, by long practice, she knew how.
The elements exert their power,
Then terminated in a shower:
Thus, though loud thunders cease to creep,
The dismal clouds in sorrow weep.
"The Robin-Red-Breast" by William Hutton
TANS. Because the human heart has two summits, which terminate in one
base or root; and, spiritually, from one affection of the heart proceed
two opposites, love and hate; and the mountain of Parnassus has two
summits and one base.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The First =First Dialogue.=" by Giordano Bruno
Le madri abbandonavano--le culle dei bambini;
E, fra l'essere donne--curiose o madri buone,
Prendeano il mezzo termine--d'affacciarsi al verone,
Tenendo sempre a bada--colla coda dell'occhio
Il letticciuolo, dove--miagolava il marmocchio.
"Fuoco" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Transaction for apartment complexes is terminated, partnership goes bankrupt.
Bus Terminal Hits Its Limits.
Insecurity at Port Authority Bus Terminal .
It is the nation's busiest bus terminal - the Port Authority in Midtown.
Tower Planned Atop Port Authority Bus Terminal in New Wave of Development.
The Dolphins say they've terminated the contract of Chad Johnson.
The capacitor features RoHS-compliant terminations and can be supplied with gold terminations.
A newly refurbished ferry-boat terminal is opening for travelers heading to a favorite weekend getaway.
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center officials were pleased to learn that termination action against BVRMC's Medicare receipts has been rescinded.
There is no cure for this terminal disease.
Man allegedly breached system after being terminated.
The terminal at Dulles Airport circa 1963.
All fair divisions will run Sunday, Jan 28, through Thursday, Feb 1 at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94.
A ship named Ville D' Aquarius is docked at the Port Newark container terminal, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Newark, N.J.
The Transportation Security Administration has started testing its Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program at the Port of Long Beach (CA) Container Terminal.

In science:

The three chains are independent, except for the fact that Y ′ starts from the terminal state of Z .
No more than three favourite sites for simple random walk
By the above proposition, the quotient pair is Kawamata log-terminal iff (X, D) is Kawamata log-terminal.
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
The last two identities can be transformed to non-terminating series by Euler’s formula, so in total we have 6 terminating and 2 non-terminating hypergeometric expressions for each of the three solutions.
Degenerate Gauss hypergeometric functions
This argument applies to every edge of ∆ with the exception of the even labelled terminal edges, where the terminal generator does not generate a CNVA subgroup.
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
The algorithm terminates when Xt+1 is smooth. (It terminates because of Theorem 9.2.) In order to obtain the normal crossings condition (4) of Theorem 1.1, we rerun the preceding algorithm in the context of Theorem 8.10 (rather than Theorem 8.1, as above).
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
The arguments of Lemma 4.1 in are still true when we replace a deterministic terminal time by a bounded random terminal time.
Stability of solutions of BSDEs with random terminal time
As for the FE side, only TiO2 - termination was considered, as this is believed to be BTO’s most stable termination with magnetic materials (cfr Fe/BaTiO3 ).
Interface effects at a half-metal/ferroelectric junction
Consequently, a current −δi must flow through one terminal of g to the other terminal via the remainder of the network (Fig. 3).
Fractal and Multifractal Scaling of Electrical Conduction in Random Resistor Networks
Then we write w = v1w or w = wv2 or w = v1wv2 , for emphasizing the initial vertex of w, respectively the terminal vertex of w, respectively both the initial vertex and the terminal vertex of w.
C*-Algebras Generated by Partial Isometries
Recall that for a variety X with rational Gorenstein singularities, a Qfactorial terminalization of X is a birational pro jective morphism p : Y → X such that Y has only Q-factorial terminal singularities and p∗KX = KY .
On Q-factorial terminalizations of nilpotent orbits
O is Q-factorial terminal; (2) every Q-factorial terminalization of ˜O is given by a generalized Springer map.
On Q-factorial terminalizations of nilpotent orbits
For induced orbits whose closure does not admit a Springer resolution, we shall first prove that except four orbits (which have Q-factorial terminal normalizations), there exists a generalized Springer map which gives a Q-factorial terminalization of ˜O.
On Q-factorial terminalizations of nilpotent orbits
By [N3], ˜OI , ˜OI I are Q-factorial terminal, thus πI , πI I give Q-factorial terminalizations.
On Q-factorial terminalizations of nilpotent orbits
For orbits listed in the proof of Proposition 3.1, we check from the above and from Theorem 5.1 that for our choice of Ot , the variety ˜Ot is either Q-factorial terminal or it admits a Q-factorial terminalization given by a generalized Springer map.
On Q-factorial terminalizations of nilpotent orbits
Note that if the normalization of G ×Q (n(q) + ¯Ot ) gives a Q-factorial terminalization of ˜O, then ˜Ot is Q-factorial terminal.
On Q-factorial terminalizations of nilpotent orbits