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terminal

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtɜːmɪnəl/
( also terminal building) TRANSPORT a large building at a station, airport, or port where passengers or goods leave or arrive: Hong Kong's existing eight container terminals handled more than 14.7 million containers last year. Long queues and crowded terminals are making airports feel like hell on earth this summer. the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo They started walking towards the terminal building.
( also computer terminal) IT a piece of equipment consisting of a keyboard and screen, that is connected to a central computer system: They were seated at terminals tapping information into keyboards.
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