Definition of Termination

1. Noun. A coming to an end of a contract period. "The expiry of his driver's license"

Exact synonyms: Expiration, Expiry
Generic synonyms: End, Ending
Derivative terms: Expire

2. Noun. A place where something ends or is complete.
Exact synonyms: End Point, Endpoint, Terminus
Generic synonyms: End, Terminal
Derivative terms: Terminate

3. Noun. Something that results. "He listened for the results on the radio"

4. Noun. The end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme). "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
Exact synonyms: Ending
Generic synonyms: Morpheme
Specialized synonyms: Postfix, Suffix, Inflectional Ending, Inflectional Suffix

5. Noun. The act of ending something. "The termination of the agreement"

Definition of Termination

1. n. The act of terminating, or of limiting or setting bounds; the act of ending or concluding; as, a voluntary termination of hostilities.

Definition of Termination

1. Noun. The process of terminating or the state of being terminated. ¹

2. Noun. The process of firing an employee; ending one's employment at a business for any reason. ¹

3. Noun. An end in time; a conclusion. ¹

4. Noun. An end in space; an edge or limit. ¹

5. Noun. An outcome or result. ¹

6. Noun. The last part of a word; a suffix. ¹

7. Noun. (medical) An induced abortion. ¹

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Definition of Termination

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Termination

1. Stop of mRNA synthesis (i.e., transcription) at the terminator site Top of protein synthesis (i.e., translation) at the stop codon. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Termination

terminal velocities
terminal velocity
terminal ventricle
terminal web
terminally ill
terminate with extreme prejudice
termination (current term)
termination codon
termination dust
termination factor
termination region
termination sequence
termination shock
terminationes nervorum liberae
terminative case
terminative cases

Literary usage of Termination

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"It may be said to be in its termination, or to be in the last stage of its progress, as soon as the motion or impulse has been communicated to some such ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"Origin and termination of Nerves.—By the expression " the termination of ... The former are sometimes called their origin, or central termination ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"370—Phillip- son, termination of War (1916), pp. 3-8. § 262. The regular modes of termination of war are treaties of peace or subjugation ; but cases have ..."

4. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"Doubtful Causes of termination. • Change in the Headship of States not Cause of ... are universally recognised causes of termination of the consular office. ..."

5. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"The sixth table, page 388, contains the names, and the commencement and termination of service of the Clerks of the House of Representatives of the United ..."

6. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1865)
"An enlargement of the blood-vessels of the scrotum. termination of words ... A termination of words denoting diseases peculiar to certain localities. ..."

7. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"The fourth table, page 385, contains the names and the commencement and termination of service of the secretaries of the Senate of the United States, ..."

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