Ter`mi*na"tion (?), n. [L. terminatio a bounding, fixing, determining: cf. F. terminasion, OF. also termination. See Term.]
The act of terminating, or of limiting or setting bounds; the act of ending or concluding; as, a voluntary termination of hostilities.
That which ends or bounds; limit in space or extent; bound; end; as, the termination of a line.
End in time or existence; as, the termination of the year, or of life; the termination of happiness.
End; conclusion; result.
Last purpose of design.
A word; a term.
[R. & Obs.]
The ending of a word; a final syllable or letter; the part added to a stem in inflection.
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