Definitions for: Termination


[n] the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
[n] 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] something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
[n] a place where something ends or is complete
[n] a coming to an end of a contract period; "the expiry of his driver's license"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ter`mi*na"tion, n. [L. terminatio a bounding,
fixing, determining: cf. F. terminasion, OF. also
termination. See Term.]
1. The act of terminating, or of limiting or setting bounds;
the act of ending or concluding; as, a voluntary
termination of hostilities.

2. That which ends or bounds; limit in space or extent;
bound; end; as, the termination of a line.

3. End in time or existence; as, the termination of the year,
or of life; the termination of happiness.

4. End; conclusion; result. --Hallam.

5. Last purpose of design. [R.]

6. A word; a term. [R. & Obs.] --Shak.

7. (Gram.) The ending of a word; a final syllable or letter;
the part added to a stem in inflection.

Synonyms: conclusion, end point, ending, ending, endpoint, expiration, expiry, final result, outcome, result, resultant, terminus

See Also: abolishment, abolition, abortion, adjournment, aftermath, breakup, change of state, closedown, closing, closure, completion, conclusion, consequence, culmination, deactivation, deal, decision, defusing, demonetisation, demonetization, denouement, destruction, devastation, disappearance, discharge, discontinuance, discontinuation, dismissal, dismission, dissolution, drug withdrawal, end, end, ending, ending, extinction, extinguishing, fade, finish, firing, inflectional ending, inflectional suffix, just deserts, kill, killing, liberation, liquidation, mop up, morpheme, overthrow, poetic justice, putting to death, quenching, release, relinquishing, relinquishment, retirement, sack, sacking, separation, sequel, settlement, shutdown, subsequence, suffix, tone ending, windup, withdrawal, worst

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