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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishterminalterminal1 /ˈtɜːmɪnəl $ ˈtɜːr-/ ●●○ AWL noun [countable]  1 TTAa big building where people wait to get onto planes, buses, or ships, or where goods are loaded the airport’s passenger terminalferry/bus terminal2 TDa piece of computer equipment consisting of at least a keyboard and a screen, that you use for putting in or taking out information from a large computer3 TEEone of the points at which you can connect wires in an electrical circuitpositive/negative terminal
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terminalA free shuttle bus runs between the airport terminal and the train station.AlterNet service also sells a full range of equipment used for the Internet connections: modems, routers, and terminal servers.Workers who once did strenuous manual labour picking wood for the grinders now sit at computer terminals.His name has appeared on billboards, television and radio stations, computer terminals and a Johns Hopkins research building.Without the King's Cross terminal, there may be real problems.Jessamyn left the dead woman with her face in her terminal, and climbed on to the top of the command module.But one terminal, in what Jurkowsky called an oversight, was not purged.Many antidepressants just slow down the reuptake of the neurotransmitter into the presynaptic terminal.ferry/bus terminalWork has already started on a new 14 acre ferry terminal costing £7 million.Hotel St Raphael A superior first-class hotel close to the airport bus terminal.The east shore of the bay had no airport landing strip, no railhead, no long-distance bus terminal.To date £6.7 million has been spent on two incomplete ferry terminals at Gills Bay and Burwick.Courtesy coaches run between Dunkirk's ferry terminal, town centre and hypermarket.After she had rolled the empty barrels back into the garage, she went inside and called the bus terminal.The other £3 million was spent on the three ferry terminals.positive/negative terminalPolarity Each battery has a positive and negative terminal.Operation of the dot key earthed the battery positive terminal, putting a negative potential on the signalling capacitor.The negative terminal is called the cathode and the positive is the anode.