1. <computer hardware> An electronic or electromechanical device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and displaying data received. Early terminals were called teletypes, later ones VDUs. Typically a terminal communicates with the computer via a serial line.

2. <electronics> The end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus.

3. <electronics> Apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line.

(01 Mar 1995)

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1. Forming or pertaining to an end, placed at the end.

2. A termination, end or extremity.

Origin: L. Terminalis

(11 Mar 2008)

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