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ter·mi·nus / ˈtərmənəs/ • n. (pl. -ni / -nī/ or -nus·es ) 1. a final point in space or time; an end or extremity: the exhibition's terminus is 1962. ∎  Biochem. the end of a polypeptide or polynucleotide chain or similar long molecule. 2. chiefly Brit. the end of a railroad or other transportation route, or a station at such a point; a terminal. ∎  an oil or gas terminal. 3. Archit. a figure of a human bust or an animal ending in a square pillar from which it appears to spring, originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome.

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Terminus (tûr´mĬnəs), in ancient Rome, both the boundary markers between properties and the name of the god who watched over boundaries. Property lines were of great importance, particularly to farmers, and boundary stones were laid in a solemn ceremony. The rites of the Terminalia, held on Feb. 23, reinforced the sanctity of these markers. Terminus was often merged with Jupiter as Jupiter Terminus.

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terminus in ancient Rome, a boundary marker consisting of a figure of a human bust or an animal ending in a square pillar from which it appears to spring. Terminus was originally the name of the deity who presided over boundaries and landmarks.

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terminus. See term; terminal figure.

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