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Terminate

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Pronunciation : Ter"mi*nate
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. terminatus, p.p. of terminare. See Term.]
Definition : 1. To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line.

2. To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.

3. Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect. During this interval of calm and prosperity, he [Michael Angelo] terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art. J. S. Harford.

t. [imp. & p. p. Terminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Terminating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ter"mi*nate
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics.

2. To come to a limit in time; to end; to close. The wisdom of this world, its designs and efficacy, terminate on zhis side heaven. South.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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