AskDefine | Define termination

Dictionary Definition



1 a coming to an end of a contract period; "the expiry of his driver's license" [syn: expiration, expiry]
2 a place where something ends or is complete [syn: end point, endpoint, terminus]
3 something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio" [syn: result, resultant, final result, outcome]
4 the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme); "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending" [syn: ending]
5 the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement" [syn: ending, conclusion]

User Contributed Dictionary



From terminationem (nominative of terminatio).


  1. The process of terminating or the state of being terminated.
  2. The process of firing an employee; ending one's employment at a business for any reason.
  3. An end in time; a conclusion.
  4. An end in space; an edge or limit.
  5. An outcome or result.
  6. The last part of a word; a suffix.
  7. An induced abortion.



The process of terminating or the state of being terminated
The process of firing an employee
An end in time; a conclusion
An end in space; an edge or limit
An outcome or result
The last part of a word; a suffix
An induced abortion
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Extensive Definition

Termination may refer to:
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See also

termination in German: Terminierung

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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