Terminator meaning

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The dividing line between the bright and shaded regions of the disk of a moon or planet that is illuminated by the sun.
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A sequence of nucleotides that signals the end of transcription or translation and the completion of the synthesis of a nucleic acid or protein molecule.
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A person or thing that terminates.
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One that terminates.

A terminator of unpopular policies.

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The line dividing the illuminated and dark parts of the disk of the moon or a planet.
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A sequence of nucleotides that signals the end of transcription or translation and the completion of the synthesis of a nucleic acid or protein molecule.
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(1) A character that ends a string of alphanumeric characters.
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One who finishes.
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(biochemistry) A DNA sequence which causes RNA transcription to cease and an mRNA transcript to break off.
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(electronics) An electrical device that absorbs reflection at the end of a transmission line.
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(astronomy) The line between the day side and the night side of a planet.
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(science fiction) An artificial intelligence machine, created to destroy humans (after the 1984 film The Terminator).
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Origin of terminator

  • From Latin terminator from the verb terminare.

    From Wiktionary