terminus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n terminus station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
    • n terminus either end of a railroad or bus route
    • n terminus (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome
    • n terminus the ultimate goal for which something is done
    • n terminus a place where something ends or is complete
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Terminus Either end of a railroad line; also, the station house, or the town or city, at that place.
    • Terminus Hence, any post or stone marking a boundary; a term. See Term, 8.
    • Terminus Literally, a boundary; a border; a limit.
    • Terminus (Myth) The Roman divinity who presided over boundaries, whose statue was properly a short pillar terminating in the bust of a man, woman, satyr, or the like, but often merely a post or stone stuck in the ground on a boundary line.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n terminus A boundary; a limit; a stone, post, or other mark used to indicate the boundary of a property.
    • n terminus [capitalized] In Roman mythology, the god of boundaries; the deity who presided over boundaries or landmarks. He was represented with a human head, but without feet or arms, to intimate that he never moved from whatever place he occupied.
    • n terminus A bust or figure of the upper part of the human body, terminating in a plain block of rectangular form; a half-statue or bust, not placed upon but incorporated with, and as it were immediately springing out of, the square pillar which serves as its pedestal. Termini are employed as pillars, balusters, or detached ornaments for niches, etc. Compare gaine. Also called term and terminal figure.
    • n terminus Termination; limit; goal; end.
    • n terminus The extreme station at either end of a railway, or important section of a railway.
    • n terminus The point to which a vector carries a given or assumed point.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Terminus tėr′mi-nus the end or extreme point: one of the extreme points of a railway, &c.: the ancient Roman god of boundaries
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Term

Usage

In literature:

We may, therefore, fix upon the ninth century as the terminus for the Dagan cult in Assyria.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
Why, for example, hadn't guards been posted at Earth's most important contact point, an interstellar terminus?
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
This little wooden village has sprung into existence during the last three years, owing to its being the present terminus to the railroad.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
Round London a fine rain was falling, and the terminus looked bleak and cheerless as the train slowed down the long platform.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The above figures give some indication of the enormous traffic at this great terminus.
"Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Thirty-six years later New Jersey was set apart as a separate royal province, and became a railroad terminus and bathing-place.
"Comic History of the United States" by Bill Nye
Arriving at the terminus she had a momentary indecision as to her next step.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
Nice is the terminus of railways and tramways east and west.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Am glued to the cable terminus waiting, waiting, waiting.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
Fredericksburg was now the road's terminus; beyond, the line had been destroyed by a cavalry raid of McClellan's.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Structures of the same kind are also to be observed as far south as Kala-i-Fath, the southern terminus of the great city.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
At the time of the Russo-Turkish war, the railway had its terminus a few miles beyond Tatar Bazardjik.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
The railway terminus will be odorous with garlic and the humanity of Italy.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
The station I was bound for was the terminus of the line.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
The terminus of the railway was at the city of Basle, which lies just within the confines of Switzerland.
"Rollo in Switzerland" by Jacob Abbott
Terminus was the god who presided over all boundaries and landmarks.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
It passed at the western terminus of the spur we were on.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
There was only one more station, Dunadea, the terminus of the branch line on which Sir James was travelling.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
The railway terminus, at the end of George Street, is equally discreditable.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The tram stopped at the terminus in the Rue du Chateau.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
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In poetry:

My terminus near,
The clouds already closing in upon me,
The voyage balk'd—the course disputed, lost,
I yield my ships to Thee.
"Prayer Of Columbus" by Walt Whitman
And all the figures change to words:
confusion, which begins at A,
and hope, which starts at B, move towards
a terminus (you) far away.
"For Schoolchildren" by Joseph Brodsky
"`Instead of driving, as you do,
Six reindeer slow from house to house,
Let's build a Grand Trunk Railway through
From here to earth's last terminus.
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
Is put to fair devising in the curb
Of ordered limit; and all-changeful Hermes
Is Terminus as well. Yet we perturb
Our souls for latitude, whose strength in bound and term is.
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson
They prepare for death—yet are they not the finish, but rather the
outset,
They bring none to his or her terminus, or to be content and full;
Whom they take, they take into space, to behold the birth of stars,
to learn one of the meanings,
"The Indications" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Now this cat is found primarily east of the Stanovoy Range near the Amur River's terminus, which is in what country.
A ten-hour flight from Moscow, the city is the eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian railroad.
Mount Katahdin in Maine is the northern terminus of the famed Appalachian Trail.
0 Commuters in Mumbai at the historic Victoria Terminus, one of India's busiest rail station.
Hotel Terminus a film by Marcel Ophuls.
Turns out that here in National City they have the only original transcontinental railroad terminus in the United States still standing.
A peculiarity of the at the western terminus is that traffic already in the circle must yield to traffic entering the circle — the exact opposite of the usual rule.
The new terminus of the No.
Outside the March brings Terminus to Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Catherine Walker, Declan Conlon and Olwen Fouere in Abbey Theatre's TERMINUS .
From left, Andrea Irvine, Aidan Kelly and Eileen Walsh in " Terminus ," the new play by Mark O'Rowe.
Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, a then suspected gunman, walks outside the premises of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or Victoria Terminus railway station in Mumbai in this November 26, 2008 file photo.
Once finished, the ambitious Folsom plaza project will represent a modern version of the old railroad terminus from the 1900s.
Rick Deckard is a bounty hunter living in the rubble and remains of Earth after World War Terminus.
Haworth's Atlanta showroom, on the ground floor of the Terminus 200 tower, is shown GMB Architects, also based in Holland, helped to design the space.
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In science:

With the C-terminus tail excluded, the electrostatic properties of tubulin are summarized below, following Brown .
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
At neutral pH, the negative charge on the carboxy-terminus causes it to remain extended due to the electrostatic repulsion within the tail.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
Remark: If x = a ⊗ b ∈ G1 we notice that δR (x) = x ⊗ s(x) and δL (x) = t(x) ⊗ x where s, t are the source and terminus maps from the graph G.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
It is most likely that the mixed IR phase is also the terminus of flow from the ferromagnetic pure fibonacci chain.
Infinite Randomness Phases and Entanglement Entropy of the Disordered Golden Chain
That is, repK (Q, d) = Yα∈Q1 where t(α) and s(α) denote the terminus and the source of α, respectively, and Ma,b (K ) is the space of all a × b-matrices.
On Lie algebras associated with representation directed algebras
It follows that Z (L) is the cokernel of the map (∗) and thus it is the terminus of the Auslander-Reiten sequence starting at eX (L) , for any field L.
On Lie algebras associated with representation directed algebras
We should recall that the terminus of the limit ω → 0 is the well-known Anderson insulator, in which all states are localized.
Particle-hole symmetric localization in optical lattices using time modulated random on-site potentials
Here, the terminus “almost al l” refers to the Lebesgue measure on the unit circle. then θ would be an element of the absolutely continuous spectrum of Wω .
Disordered Quantum Walks in one lattice dimension
As implemented by X!Tandem, the latter are species constrained to have a tryptic terminus on at least one end.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
For an oriented edge e ∈ E , the origin and the terminus of e are denoted by o(e) and t(e), respectively.
An explicit effect of non-symmetry of random walks on the triangular lattice
Let p1 be the path through T from ⊗ to the origin of e, and p2 the path from the terminus of e back to ⊗.
Expansion of Random Graphs: New Proofs, New Results
A folding means merging two equally-labeled edges with the same origin or with the same terminus.
Expansion of Random Graphs: New Proofs, New Results
In Figure 3, the yy -stress is shown as a function of position across the bin, at the depth y = 10, the terminus of the computations in Figure 2.
Forces on Bins - The Effect of Random Friction
This plasmid contains the sequence for both PH-EFA6 domain and EGFP as a fluorescent label, linked to the N-terminus of the PH-EFA6 domain in order to avoid any perturbation to the membrane linkage.
Membrane bound protein diffusion viewed by fluorescence recovery after bleaching experiments : models analysis
The backbone was terminated by a neutral NH2 group and a neutral -COOH group at the N-terminus and at the C-terminus, respectively, as in the previous MC works of Met-enkephalin.
Replica-Exchange Simulated Tempering Method for Simulations of Frustrated Systems
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