Definition of termination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɜːrmɪˈneɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] (formal) the act of ending something; the end of something Failure to comply with these conditions will result in termination of the contract.
  2. 2[countable] (medical) a medical operation to end a pregnancy at an early stage synonym abortion See related entries: Operations, Pregnancy
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘determination, decision’): from Old French, or from Latin terminatio(n-), from terminare ‘to limit, end’.Extra examples She chose to have an early termination. She sued the company for wrongful termination. The landlord gave notice of the termination of tenancy. You are required to give the company six weeks’ notice of termination of employment.
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