terminate

In electrical trade practise, to affix the ends of conductors to electrical terminals.

eg; "The electrician needs to terminate the mains cable."

Ter"mi*nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Terminated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Terminating.] [L. terminatus, p.p. of terminare. See Term.]

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.

 

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Ter"mi*nate (?), v. i.

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.

 

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