Terminal
Terminal Ter"mi*nal, n. 1. That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) Either of the ends of the conducting circuit of an electrical apparatus, as an inductorium, dynamo, or electric motor, usually provided with binding screws for the attachment of wires by which a current may be conveyed into or from the machine; a pole. [1913 Webster]

3. (Railroads) (a) The end of a line of railroad, with the switches, stations, sheds, and other appliances pertaining thereto. (b) Any station for the delivery or receipt of freight lying too far from the main line to be served by mere sidings. (c) A rate charged on all freight, independent of the distance, and supposed to cover the expenses of station service, as distinct from {mileage rate}, generally proportionate to the distance and intended to cover movement expenses; a terminal charge. (d) A town lying at the end of a railroad, in which the terminal is located; -- more properly called a {terminus}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. The station at either end of a bus line line which transports freight or passengers. [PJC]

5. A station where passenger buses start or end a trip; -- also called bus terminal. [PJC]

6. The structure at an airport where passengers board or debark, and where ticket purchases and baggage pickup is performed; -- also called airline terminal. [PJC]

7. (Computers) An electronic device where data may be entered into a computer, and information received from it, usually consisting of a keyboard and video display unit (monitor); the terminal may be integrated or connected directly to a computer, or connected by a communications circuit with a computer at a remote location; -- also called computer terminal. [PJC]

{freight terminal}, a terminal used for loading or unloading of freight. [PJC]


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