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Example sentences containing 'terminal'

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The chairs will be used for computer terminals at a public library. The Sun (2016)Her distraught dad felt it was important to show the reality of terminal illness. The Sun (2016)She was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal lung cancer last month. The Sun (2016)Let's not wait to have terminal cancer to live our dreams. The Sun (2016)The stories help the youngster cope with the anger and fear he feels about his mum's terminal illness. The Sun (2017)One of the examples I think is important is terminal cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They say terminal patients should be told of the downsides of the'toxic' treatment. The Sun (2016)But the moment was tinged with sadness, as her four-year-old had terminal cancer. The Sun (2016)There will be penalties if you need access to your money before the age of 60 for any reason other than purchasing a home or terminal illness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Working with patients with a terminal illness can take its toll. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My fiancé of two years has been told that he has terminal cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It clips easily onto the battery terminals without the need to disconnect the battery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why is a bus terminal called after the soft drink? Times, Sunday Times (2012)What are you doing sitting on your bag in the middle of an airport terminal? The Sun (2013)The computer terminal is no substitute for seeing for oneself. Torrington, Derek Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)Dublin also has a new terminal since the last competition investigation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Things that are bad for us are known by the names of terminal illnesses. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Think about a patient with a terminal illness who wants to die at home. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And a terminal case of cancer was slowly killing one of the key lay leaders. Christianity Today (2000)She accompanied me to the bus terminal. Ben Nimmo IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)There are enough tiger skins to carpet an airport terminal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many libraries still have books on open shelves and harbour all too few computer terminals. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This was unusual, but there were previous offences that made the final one terminal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The public inquiry into building a fifth terminal at Heathrow lasted four and a half years. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We actually got let down by a 2.50 part on the car battery terminal that failed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The company had been forced to halt output because of the closure of the oil export terminal and to complete work on its own pipeline. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You can find out about the aircraft you will be flying on and view detailed airport information, including terminal maps. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Another bidder is still in the running, but sources said the refinery is likely to shut and be turned into a storage terminal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their sudden bout of terminal boredom, after just one song, with the headlining band you came especially to see. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The main police union said some 700 people were physically removed from the freight terminal or restrained, with one officer hospitalised after being hit by a stone. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'terminal'

dying, incurable, near death
final, last, closing, finishing
terminus, station, depot, end of the line
workstation, monitor, PC, VDU

Trends of 'terminal'

Very Common. terminal is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'terminal'

British English: terminal /ˈtɜːmɪnl/ ADJECTIVE
A terminal illness or disease cannot be cured and eventually causes death.
...terminal cancer.
  • American English: terminal
  • Arabic: طَرَفِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: terminal doença
  • Chinese: 终端的
  • Croatian: terminalan
  • Czech: nevyléčitelný
  • Danish: dødelig
  • Dutch: terminaal
  • European Spanish: terminal
  • Finnish: kuolemaan johtava
  • French: final
  • German: unheilbar
  • Greek: έσχατος
  • Italian: terminale
  • Japanese: 末期の 終わりの時期
  • Korean: (병이) 말기의
  • Norwegian: avsluttende
  • Polish: nieuleczalny
  • European Portuguese: terminal doença
  • Romanian: terminal
  • Russian: неизлечимая
  • Spanish: terminal final
  • Swedish: obotlig
  • Thai: ที่อยู่ในขั้นร้ายแรง
  • Turkish: ölümcül
  • Ukrainian: смертельний
  • Vietnamese: giai đoạn cuối
British English: terminal /ˈtɜːmɪnl/ NOUN
A terminal is a place where vehicles, passengers, or goods begin or end a journey.
...a new terminal at the airport.
  • American English: terminal
  • Arabic: مَحَطَّةٌ نِهَائِيَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: terminal
  • Chinese: 终端
  • Croatian: terminal
  • Czech: konečná stanice
  • Danish: terminal
  • Dutch: terminal
  • European Spanish: terminal
  • Finnish: terminaali
  • French: terminal
  • German: Terminal
  • Greek: τερματικό
  • Italian: terminal
  • Japanese: ターミナル
  • Korean: 종점
  • Norwegian: avslutning
  • Polish: terminal
  • European Portuguese: terminal
  • Romanian: terminal
  • Russian: конечный пункт
  • Spanish: terminal extremo de una línea de transporte
  • Swedish: terminal
  • Thai: สถานีปลายทาง
  • Turkish: terminal
  • Ukrainian: термінал
  • Vietnamese: ga

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