1. To finish or end.
    to terminate a surface by a line
    to terminate an effort, or a controversy
  2. To kill.
  3. To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire or lay off.



  1. Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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