Terminal velocity

Terminal velocity
Terminal Ter"mi*nal (-nal), a. [L. terminals: cf. F. terminal. See {Term}, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike. [1913 Webster]

3. (Railroads) Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Terminal moraine}. See the Note under {Moraine}.

{Terminal statue}. See {Terminus}, n., 2 and 3.

{Terminal velocity}. (a) The velocity acquired at the end of a body's motion. (b) The limit toward which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air. [1913 Webster]

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