• WordNet 3.6
    • n termination the act of ending something "the termination of the agreement"
    • n termination the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme) "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
    • n termination something that results "he listened for the results on the radio"
    • n termination a place where something ends or is complete
    • n termination a coming to an end of a contract period "the expiry of his driver's license"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Termination A word; a term.
    • Termination End in time or existence; as, the termination of the year, or of life; the termination of happiness.
    • Termination End; conclusion; result.
    • Termination Last purpose of design.
    • Termination That which ends or bounds; limit in space or extent; bound; end; as, the termination of a line.
    • Termination The act of terminating, or of limiting or setting bounds; the act of ending or concluding; as, a voluntary termination of hostilities.
    • Termination (Gram) The ending of a word; a final syllable or letter; the part added to a stem in inflection.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n termination 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 termination Bound; limit in space or extent: as, the termination of a field.
    • n termination 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 termination End in time or existence: as, the termination of life.
    • n termination 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 termination Conclusion; completion; issue; result: as, the affair was brought to a happy termination.
    • n termination Decision; determination.
    • n termination That which ends or finishes off, as, in architecture, a finial or a pinnacle.
    • n termination Word; term.
    • n termination 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Termination act of terminating or ending: limit: end: result: the ending of words as varied by their signification
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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
L. terminatio, a bounding, fixing, determining: cf. F. terminasion, OF. also termination,. See Term
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. terminus.


In literature:

The Roman Catholics wished to terminate the war to their own advantage; the Protestants advanced equal pretensions.
"The Thirty Years War, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
A few days before Lothair's visit was to terminate, the cardinal and Monsignore Berwick arrived at Vauxe.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
We name this Narrow Canyon, and it terminates at the bend of the river below.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
To the south are broken hills, the termination of the Mount North-west range.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
The valley terminated in a deep gorge, with perpendicular walls of rock on either side.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
A speedy termination of this state of things, however desirable, is scarcely to be expected.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
How long must the patriot and philanthropist sigh for the termination of such driveling and delusion!
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
They had been a long time on the journey, but were now nearing its termination.
"The Lost Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
And shall a life of tame surrenders be terminated by suicidal sacrifice?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
And shall a life of tame surrenders be terminated by suicidal sacrifice?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society

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:

A temporary cable structure, right, across from flag, is now in place to support the existing DIA tent structure for the duration of the construction of Denver International Airport's South Terminal Redevelopment Program.
The Transportation Security Administration has started testing its Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program at the Port of Long Beach (CA) Container Terminal.
Western Michigan University has announced today it has terminated the contract of WMU head football coach Bill Cubit .
Of those left standing in the wreckage left by serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky, none is more pathetic than his last defender, his terminally clueless wife, Dottie.
Termination notice sent to contractor widening culverts .
0 Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland's International Container Terminal.
Operations at Minneapolis- St Paul International Airport's Humphrey Terminal will include three daily flights to Chicago's O'Hare International and one daily flight to Las Vegas.
The proposed search partnership between Google and Yahoo is dead, as Google executives elected to terminate the deal on Wednesday (Nov.
Disability Insurance Termination Ruled Illogical.
Disability insurance termination ruled illogical.
Trucks with an engine year of 2006 and older will be banned from port marine terminals.
Anyone who's seen the Terminator movies knows that.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left the airport terminal after arriving in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Sony isn't taking advantage of an opportunity to terminate a DVD distribution agreement with Redbox.
District manager says he was wrongfully terminated.

In science:

The way to understand Equation A4 is that the empirical probability estimates in the terminal node Tb (x(cid:48) ) update to include Y (x(cid:48) ), while the rest of the terminal nodes remain unchanged.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
Termination: To be of practical use, the tests should terminate and provide information within a reasonable amount of time.
A New General Method to Generate Random Modal Formulae for Testing Decision Procedures
Let T (m) be the maximal time needed for termination of (terminating) programs of length at most m.
Random semicomputable reals revisited
While paul aligns all residues of the two conformers correctly, tm-align aligns only the C-terminal, rigidly superposable region (except the C-terminal residue). dast also aligns the C-terminal region, but excludes and shifts further residues from the alignment.
CSA: Comprehensive comparison of pairwise protein structure alignments
For the paul alignment of 4clnA and 2bbmA, red blocks in the distance difference matrix indicate that both the N-terminal and C-terminal regions can be superpositioned very precisely.
CSA: Comprehensive comparison of pairwise protein structure alignments