|Origin:||, past participle of terminare, from terminus; TERM1|
1 [intransitive and transitive] formal
if something terminates, or if you terminate it, it ends [= end]:
The court ruled that the contract must be terminated.
a woman's decision on whether or not to terminate the pregnancy
if a train, bus, or ship terminates at a particular place, its journey ends there:
The train from Paris terminates at Waterloo.