terminal figure

terminal figure
A statue carved out of the top of a square pillar, used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome.

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  • terminal figure — Term Term, n. [F. terme, L. termen, inis, terminus, a boundary limit, end; akin to Gr. ?, ?. See {Thrum} a tuft, and cf. {Terminus}, {Determine}, {Exterminate}.] 1. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • terminal figure — noun (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome • Syn: ↑terminus, ↑term • Topics: ↑architecture • Hypernyms: ↑statue …   Useful english dictionary

  • terminal — adj. & n. adj. 1 a (of a disease) ending in death, fatal. b (of a patient) in the last stage of a fatal disease. c (of a morbid condition) forming the last stage of a fatal disease. d colloq. ruinous, disastrous, very great (terminal laziness). 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • terminal — adjective 1》 forming or situated at the end of something.     ↘of or forming a transport terminal. 2》 (of a disease) predicted to lead to death.     ↘having or relating to a terminal disease. 3》 informal extreme and irreversible. 4》 done or… …   English new terms dictionary

  • terminal statue — noun see terminal figure …   Useful english dictionary

  • terminal — terminally, adv. /terr meuh nl/, adj. 1. situated at or forming the end or extremity of something: a terminal feature of a vista. 2. occurring at or forming the end of a series, succession, or the like; closing; concluding. 3. pertaining to or… …   Universalium

  • terminal side — noun : the straight line that is revolved about a point on another straight line in forming a trigonometric figure * * * terminal side, Trigonometry. the line formed by the rotation of the initial side of an angle …   Useful english dictionary

  • figure eight knot — a knot used in angling for attaching leaders, traces and other terminal tackle to a line. Easy to tie and to interchange tackle. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Kai Tak Cruise Terminal — Kai Tak cruise terminal, to be constructed at the site of the former Kai Tak Airport, its completion date is recently delayed to 2013 due to re tendering.Hong Kong s Secretary for Economic Development Labour Stephen Ip says the Government will… …   Wikipedia

  • Oakland Terminal Railway — Reporting mark OTR Locale Oakland, California Dates of operation 1943–present Track gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) (standard ga …   Wikipedia

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