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terminal

terminal(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (medicine)
a. terminal
The doctors diagnosed him with terminal cancer.Los médicos lo diagnosticaron con un cáncer terminal.
b. en fase terminal
Now that it's clear that she's terminal, she has requested her lawyer revise her will.Ya que es evidente que está en fase terminal, ha solicitado que su abogado cambie su testamento.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(extreme)
a. mortal (figurative)
Jim thought he was going to die of terminal boredom at the meeting.Jim pensó que se iba a morir de aburrimiento mortal en la junta.
b. irreversible
Josue seemed to be in a state of terminal decline, but he has made a recovery.Josué parecía estar en un estado de declive irreversible, pero se ha recuperado.
3. (final)
a. terminal
Most of the terminal buds of the rose bushes were killed off by frost.Las heladas mataran la mayoría de los brotes terminales de las rosales.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (transport)
a. la terminal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I'll be arriving at the north terminal at 5:30 pm.Llegaré a la terminal del norte a las 5:30 pm.
5. (electronics)
a. el polo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Be sure to insert the battery with the terminals in the right place.Asegúrate de meter la pila con los polos en el lugar adecuado.
b. el terminal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Connect the cables to the positive terminals, then the negative terminals.Conecta los cables a los terminales positivos, luego a los terminales negativos.
6. (computing)
a. el terminal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Please use one of the terminals in the lobby to place your order.Favor de usar uno de los terminales en el vestíbulo para hacer el pedido.
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terminal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (electric)
a. el polo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of battery)
2. (rail, bus, air)
a. la terminal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (computers)
a. el terminal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (phase, illness)
a. terminal
terminal [ˈtɜːmɪnl]
adjective
1 (incurable) [+cancer, patient, case] terminal; en fase terminal
...a nursing home for terminal [cases]
the government's problems may be terminal los problemas del gobierno pueden no tener solución; to be in (a state of) terminal decline estar en un estado de declive irreversible
the railway system is in a state of terminal decline The Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party is in terminal decline As the Jockey Club sees it, British racing is in terminal decline Here is a culture in terminal decline, unable to renew itself ...a vision of a city in terminal decay
2 (utter) [+boredom] mortal (informal)
Quitting smoking or drinking doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to a life of joyless restraint or terminal [boredom]
[+adolescent] incorregible; impenitente
...the inadequacies of a band who appear to be terminal adolescents My business partner and I can be terminal workaholics
an act of terminal stupidity un acto de una estupidez supina (informal)
To engage in a trade war with the Japanese would be an act of almost terminal [stupidity] for the West
noun
1 (Electricity and Electronics) borne (m); polo (m); (Comput) terminal (m)
2 [of bus, train] terminal (f)
terminal building edificio (m) de la terminal
A man had come out of the terminal [building]
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