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Cessation; conclusion; end in time or existence.

When used in connection with litigation, the term signifies the final determination of the action.

The termination or cancellation of a contract signifies the process whereby an end is put to whatever remains to be performed thereunder. It differs from Rescission, which refers to the restoration of the parties to the positions they occupied prior to the contract.

The termination of a lease refers to the severance of the Landlord and Tenant relationship before the leasehold term expires through the ordinary passage of time.


noun abatement, adjournment, cancellation, climax, close, completion, conclusion, confine, consummation, culmination, denouement, discharge, discontinuance, effect, end, ending, end of the matter, end result, epilogue, expiration, finale, finality, finish, lapse, limit, outcome, pay-off, sequel, stoppage, terminal, upshot, windup
Associated concepts: termination of a contract, termination of employment, termination of parental rights
See also: abatement, adjournment, barrier, border, cancellation, close, conclusion, death, denouement, destination, desuetude, discharge, discontinuance, end, expiration, extremity, finality, frontier, halt, lapse, moratorium, outcome, performance, relinquishment, rescision, resignation, result
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years and LVD SCSI termination is a combination of regulators and termination with current mirrors.
The adapters feature both active SCSI termination, to insure reliability, and also the capability of connecting up to seven SCSI devices.
Connections require neither SCSI termination devices nor pre-assigned addresses, and parallel port data pass-through adapters are eliminated.
Also shipping is the Mylex Cluster Kit, a set of tools that overcomes SCSI termination failure, a common problem that causes clustered servers to fail.
The converter supports up to 12 Mb/s transfers over USB and unlike similar solutions, SCSI termination power is provided for compatibility with Zip drives and other non-terminated devices.
Later this year, Mylex will ship its Cluster Kit, a set of tools that overcome a traditional clustering problem -- SCSI termination failure.
The health of the components along with enclosure temperature and SCSI termination conditions are constantly monitored and relayed to the system administrator through Artecon's RAIDScape storage management software, as well as through LED indicators and audible alarms.
Disk(TM) cartridge (lifetime warranty), built-in SCSI termination and diagnostics, and a 256 Kbyte cache buffer.