Terminal moraine
Terminal Ter"mi*nal (-nal), a. [L. terminals: cf. F. terminal. See {Term}, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike. [1913 Webster]

3. (Railroads) Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Terminal moraine}. See the Note under {Moraine}.

{Terminal statue}. See {Terminus}, n., 2 and 3.

{Terminal velocity}. (a) The velocity acquired at the end of a body's motion. (b) The limit toward which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air. [1913 Webster]


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  • terminal moraine — n. see MORAINE …   English World dictionary

  • Terminal moraine — A terminal moraine, also called end moraine, is a moraine that forms at the end of the glacier called the snout.Terminal moraines mark the maximum advance of the glacier. An end moraine is at the present boundary of the glacier.Terminal moraines… …   Wikipedia

  • terminal moraine —    An end moraine that marks the farthest advance of a glacier and usually has the form of a massive arcuate or concentric ridge, or complex of ridges, underlain by till and other drift types.    Compare: end moraine, recessional moraine, ground… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • terminal moraine — ter′minal moraine′ n. gel a moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier or ice sheet • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • terminal moraine — noun : a moraine deposited by a glacier at its end when the ice is at its maximum extent compare end moraine …   Useful english dictionary

  • terminal moraine — Geol. a moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier or ice sheet. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • terminal moraine —   are ridges of unconsolidated debris deposited at the snout or end of the glacier …   Geography glossary

  • terminal moraine —    A glacial deposit accumulated in front of a glacier [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • terminal moraine — /tɜmənəl məˈreɪn/ (say termuhnuhl muh rayn) noun a ridge of unconsolidated debris deposited at the end of a glacier …   Australian English dictionary

  • Terminal — Ter mi*nal ( nal), a. [L. terminals: cf. F. terminal. See {Term}, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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