Terminable annuity, an annuity for a stated, definite number of years; — distinguished from life annuity, and perpetual annuity.

(Ter"mi*nal) a. [L. terminals: cf. F. terminal. See Term, n.]

1. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.

2. (Bot.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike.

Terminal moraine. See the Note under Moraine.Terminal statue. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3.Terminal velocity. (a) The velocity acquired at the end of a body's motion. (b) The limit toward which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air.

(Ter"mi*nal), n.

Terma to Terrene

(||Ter"ma) n. [NL. See Term, n.] (Anat.) The terminal lamina, or thin ventral part, of the anterior wall of the third ventricle of the brain. B. G. Wilder.

(Ter"ma*gan*cy) n. The quality or state of being termagant; turbulence; tumultuousness; as, a violent termagancy of temper.

(Ter"ma*gant) n. [OE. Trivigant, Termagant, Termagant OF. Tervagan; cf. It. Trivigante.]

1. An imaginary being supposed by the Christians to be a Mohammedan deity or false god. He is represented in the ancient moralities, farces, and puppet shows as extremely vociferous and tumultous. [Obs.] Chaucer. "And oftentimes by Termagant and Mahound [Mahomet] swore." Spenser.

The lesser part on Christ believed well,
On Termagant the more, and on Mahound.

2. A boisterous, brawling, turbulent person; — formerly applied to both sexes, now only to women.

This terrible termagant, this Nero, this Pharaoh.

The slave of an imperious and reckless termagant.

(Ter"ma*gant), a. Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous; furious; quarrelsome; scolding.Ter"ma*gant*ly, adv.

A termagant, imperious, prodigal, profligate wench.

(||Ter`ma*ta"ri*um) n. [NL. See Termes.] (Zoöl.) Any nest or dwelling of termes, or white ants.

(Ter"ma*ta*ry) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Termatarium.

(Term"er) n.

1. One who resorted to London during the law term only, in order to practice tricks, to carry on intrigues, or the like. [Obs.] [Written also termor.] B. Jonson.

2. (Law) One who has an estate for a term of years or for life.

(||Ter"mes) n.; pl. Termites [L. termes, tarmes, -itis, a woodworm. Cf. Termite.] (Zoöl.) A genus of Pseudoneuroptera including the white ants, or termites. See Termite.

(Ter"mi*na*ble) a. [See Terminate.] Capable of being terminated or bounded; limitable. Ter"mi*na*ble*ness, n.

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