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terminal

  

      adj  
1    of, being, or situated at an end, terminus, or boundary  
a terminal station, terminal buds     
2    of, relating to, or occurring after or in a term  
terminal leave     
3    (of a disease) terminating in death  
terminal cancer     
4    Informal   extreme  
terminal boredom     
5    of or relating to the storage or delivery of freight at a warehouse  
a terminal service     
      n  
6    a terminating point, part, or place  
7   
a    a point at which current enters or leaves an electrical device, such as a battery or a circuit  
b    a conductor by which current enters or leaves at such a point  
8      (Computing)   a device having input/output links with a computer but situated at a distance from the computer  
9      (Architect)  
a    an ornamental carving at the end of a structure  
b       another name for       term       10  
10   
a    a point or station usually at the end of the line of a railway, serving as an important access point for passengers or freight  
b       a less common name for       terminus  
11    a purpose-built reception and departure structure at the terminus of a bus, sea, or air transport route  
12    a site where raw material is unloaded, stored, in some cases reprocessed, and reloaded for further transportation, esp. an onshore installation designed to receive offshore oil or gas from tankers or a pipeline  
13      (Physiol)  
a    the smallest arteriole before its division into capillaries  
b    either of two veins that collect blood from the thalamus and surrounding structures and empty it into the internal cerebral vein  
c    the portion of a bronchiole just before it subdivides into the air sacs of the lungs  
     (C15: from Latin terminalis, from terminus end)  
  terminally      adv  


air terminal  
      n     (Brit)   a building in a city from which air passengers are taken by road or rail to an airport  
intelligent terminal  
      n   a computer operating terminal that can carry out some data processing, as well as sending data to and receiving it from a central processor  
point-of-sale terminal  
      n   (in retail distribution) a device used to record and process information relating to sales,   (Abbrev.)    POST  
terminal market  
      n   a commodity market in a trading centre rather than at a producing centre  
terminal platform  
      n   (in the oil industry) an offshore platform from which oil or gas is pumped ashore through a pipeline  
terminal velocity  
      n  
1    the constant maximum velocity reached by a body falling under gravity through a fluid, esp. the atmosphere  
2    the velocity of a missile or projectile when it reaches its target  
3    the maximum velocity attained by a rocket, missile, or shell flying in a parabolic flight path  
4    the maximum velocity that an aircraft can attain, as determined by its total drag  
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v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
exp.
be in a good shape
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
adj.
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
the process of reaching a conclusion about something because of other things that you know to be true
[US] I often find my stuff by using deduction but sometimes it doesn't help at all.
v.
make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want
exp.
The transference of virtual assets and value stored on web possible to be distributed upon user’s death.
[Tech.]
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
exp.
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
[Tech.]
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
n.
last days, hours or minutes of life
Medical term
exp.
1. break; fall apart; 2. be in a bad mood
prep.
Cyber object is virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
[Tech.]

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