Termination may refer to:

In science:

  • Termination codon, in molecular biology
  • Termination factor, in genetics, part of the process of transcribing RNA
  • Termination type, in lithic reduction, a characteristic indicating the manner in which the distal end of a lithic flake detaches from a core
  • Chain termination, in chemistry, a chemical reaction which halts polymerization
  • Termination proof, a type of mathematical proof
  • Termination shock, in solar studies, a feature of the heliosphere
  • Terminating computation, in computer science

In technology:

  • Termination analysis, a form of program analysis in computer science
  • Electrical termination, ending a wire or cable properly to prevent interference
  • Call termination, the handing off of calls from one telephone company to another

Other uses:

  • Termination of employment, the end of an employee's duration with an employer
  • Indian termination policy, U.S. government policy affecting status of Native Americans, implemented in 1953
  • Terminate with extreme prejudice, a euphemism for assassination
  • Abortion, as the termination of a pregnancy
  • "Termination", a song by Iron Butterfly on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  • Termination (album), by Japanese band 9mm Parabellum Bullet

Famous quotes containing the word termination:

    We hoped for a happy termination of this terrible war long before this; but God knows best, and has ruled otherwise.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)