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terminal

 [ter´mĭ-nal]
1. forming or pertaining to an end.
2. a termination, end, or extremity, especially a nerve ending.
3. an input-output device that communicates with a computer and includes parts such as a keyboard and a printer.
dedicated terminal a terminal reserved for just one type of computer application.
dumb terminal a computer terminal capable both as an input device, sending data keyed in on the terminal keyboard, and as an output device, displaying data on a screen or printing it on paper. See also intelligent terminal.
intelligent terminal a computer terminal, or a microcomputer functioning as a terminal, that can process data files stored on mass storage devices (usually floppy disks). Such files may be either output files received from the host computer or input (command) files sent to the host computer. See also dumb terminal.
point of care terminal a computer terminal that serves as an input device to allow health professionals to enter data at the patient's bedside.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ter·mi·nal

(ter'mi-năl),
1. Relating to the end; final.
2. Relating to the extremity or end of any body; for example, the end of a biopolymer.
3. A termination, extremity, end, or ending.
[L. terminus, a boundary, limit]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

terminal

(tûr′mə-nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to, situated at, or forming a limit, boundary, extremity, or end.
2. Relating to, occurring at, or being the end of a section or series; final.
3. Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

terminal

adjective Near death or the natural end of a process; relating to an end-stage of a particular process. See Terminal cancer.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ter·mi·nal

(tĕr'mi-năl)
1. Relating to the end; final.
2. Relating to the extremity or end of any body (e.g., the end of a biopolymer).
3. A termination, extremity, end, or ending.
[L. terminus, a boundary, limit]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

terminal

(of plant structures) carried at the end of a stem.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ter·mi·nal

(tĕr'mi-năl)
1. Relating to the end; final.
2. Relating to extremity or end of any body; e.g., end of a biopolymer.
[L. terminus, a boundary, limit]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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