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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ter"mi*na`tor
  1. One who, or that which, terminates.
  2. [Astron] The dividing line between the illuminated and the unilluminated part of the moon.

Etymology: L., he who limits or sets bounds

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  1. Someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)

From Latin terminator from the verb terminare.

  1. One who finishes.
  2. (biochemistry) A DNA sequence which causes RNA transcription to cease and an mRNA transcript to break off.
  3. (electronics) An electrical device that absorbs reflection at the end of a transmission line.
  4. (astronomy) The line between the day side and the night side of a planet.
  5. (science fiction) An artificial intelligence machine, created to destroy humans (after the 1984 film The Terminator).

terminator was also found in the following language(s): Latin and Polish

Notable Persons Named Terminator

Terminator X is a hip hop music disc jockey. Terminator was given the name Norman Rogers on August 25th, 1966. Terminator is also known as Rogers and Norman.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Terminator

T-800 / T-850 Terminator is a fictional character. T-800 is also known as Uncle Bob, Guardian, Pops, Uncle Bob (second film), Guardian (fifth film), and Pops (fifth film).


T-1000 Terminator is a fictional character.


T-3000 is also known as John Connor.



TOK715 is also known as Cameron Baum, Cameron Phillips, Emily Gage, Allison Young, and List of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles characters.


The Terminator is a wrestler. The was born on December 21st, 1964 in Philadelphia.


Fun Facts about the name Terminator

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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