What is the meaning of terminated?


  • Bring to an end or halt.
    • usage: "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
  • Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.
    • usage: "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
  • Be the end of; be the last or concluding part of.
    • usage: "This sad scene ended the movie"
  • Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position.
    • usage: "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"


  • Having come or been brought to a conclusion.
    • usage: "the harvesting was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished"; "the abruptly terminated interview"
  • Of e. G. A contract or term of office. ( having come to an end).
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APAWordNet. (2010). terminated. Retrieved September 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/terminated/definitions/1185200
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