IN ENGLISH: 1. v. to end. EX. He wanted to terminate the relationship but she didn't wish to do that. EX. The fraction one-half may be written as 1/2 or as the decimal or decimal fraction .5, or .50, or .500, or .5000, or other decimal numbers. Each of these decimals ends, terminates, has a final digit. Each represents one which does not terminate, an infinitely repeating decimal, .50000...

Editor's Note:Terminate was included in this dictionary because of the use of calculators and comptuters. These machines may write a fraction in many forms including: MIXED NUMBER, IMPROPER FRACTION, decimal, rounded decimal, and truncated decimal. See TRUNCATED for an explanation.

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