Termination
Termination Ter`mi*na"tion, n. [L. terminatio a bounding, fixing, determining: cf. F. terminasion, OF. also termination. See {Term}.] 1. The act of terminating, or of limiting or setting bounds; the act of ending or concluding; as, a voluntary termination of hostilities. [1913 Webster]

2. That which ends or bounds; limit in space or extent; bound; end; as, the termination of a line. [1913 Webster]

3. End in time or existence; as, the termination of the year, or of life; the termination of happiness. [1913 Webster]

4. End; conclusion; result. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

5. Last purpose of design. [R.] [1913 Webster]

6. A word; a term. [R. & Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. (Gram.) The ending of a word; a final syllable or letter; the part added to a stem in inflection. [1913 Webster]


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