1. One who, or that which, terminates.
2. (Astron.) The dividing line between the illuminated and the unilluminated part of the moon.
(Ter"mi*na*to*ry) a. Terminative.
(Ter"mine) v. t. [Cf. F. terminer.] To terminate. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Ter"mi*ner) n. [F. terminer to bound, limit, end. See Terminate.] (Law) A determining; as, in
oyer and terminer. See Oyer.
(Ter"mi*nism) n. The doctrine held by the Terminists.
(Ter"mi*nist) n. [Cf. F. terministe.] (Theol.) One of a class of theologians who maintain that
God has fixed a certain term for the probation of individual persons, during which period, and no longer,
they have the offer to grace. Murdock.
(Ter`mi*no*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to terminology. Ter`mi*no*log"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Ter`mi*nol"o*gy) n. [L. terminus term + -logy: cf. F. terminologie.]
1. The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms.
2. The terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as,
the terminology of chemistry.
The barbarous effect produced by a German structure of sentence, and a terminology altogether new.De Quincey.
(Ter"mi*nus) n.; pl. Termini [L. See Term.]
1. Literally, a boundary; a border; a limit.
2. (Myth.) The Roman divinity who presided over boundaries, whose statue was properly a short pillar
terminating in the bust of a man, woman, satyr, or the like, but often merely a post or stone stuck in the
ground on a boundary line.
3. Hence, any post or stone marking a boundary; a term. See Term, 8.
4. Either end of a railroad line; also, the station house, or the town or city, at that place.
(Ter"mite) n.; pl. Termites [F. See Termes.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of pseudoneoropterous
insects belonging to Termes and allied genera; called also white ant. See Illust. of White ant.
They are very abundant in tropical countries, and are noted for their destructive habits, their large nests,
their remarkable social instincts, and their division of labor among the polymorphic individuals of several
kinds. Besides the males and females, each nest has ordinary workers, and large-headed individuals
1. Having no term or end; unlimited; boundless; unending; as, termless time. [R.] "Termless joys." Sir W.
2. Inexpressible; indescribable. [R.] Shak.
(Term"ly) a. Occurring every term; as, a termly fee. [R.] Bacon.