terminate (terminates, present participle terminating; past and past participle terminated)
- (transitive or intransitive) To end, especially in an incomplete state.
- to terminate a surface by a line
- to terminate an effort, or a controversy
- During this interval of calm and prosperity, he terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art.
- (transitive or intransitive) To set or be a limit or boundary to.
- (transitive, euphemistic) To kill.
- (transitive, euphemistic) To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire, lay off.
- (to end incompletely) discontinue, stop, break off
- (to kill) See also Thesaurus:kill
- (to end the employment contract) axe, fire, sack; see also Thesaurus:lay off
- (to end incompletely) continue
- French: terminer
- German: abbrechen, terminieren
- Italian: cessare, terminare
- Portuguese: terminar
- Russian: заверша́ть
- Spanish: terminar
- German: entlassen
- Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.
- Having a definite and clear limit or boundary; having a determinate size, shape or magnitude.
- Mountains on the Moon cast shadows that are very dark, terminate and more distinct than those cast by mountains on the Earth.
- (mathematics) Expressible in a finite number of terms; (of a decimal) not recurring or infinite.
- One third is a recurring decimal, but one half is a terminate decimal.