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TERM'INATE, verb transitive [termino; terminus.]

1. To bound; to limit; to set the extreme point or side of a thing; as, to terminate a surface by a line.

2. To end; to put an end to; as, to terminate a controversy.

TERM'INATE, verb intransitive To be limited; to end; to come to the furthest point in space; as, a line terminates at the equator; the torrid zone terminates at the tropics.

1. To end; to close; to come to a limit in time. The session of congress, every second year, must terminate on the third of March.

The wisdom of this world, its designs and efficacy, terminate on this side heaven.