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terminal

a COMPUTER input/output device linked to the computer, usually comprising a KEYBOARD and VDU (visual display unit). MAINFRAME and MINICOMPUTERS are usually capable of serving several terminals simultaneously.
References in classic literature ?
One Point produces a Line with TWO terminal Points.
One Line produces a Square with FOUR terminal Points.
The one Square produces a SOMETHING-WHICH- YOU-DO-NOT-AS-YET-KNOW-A-NAME-FOR-BUT-WHICH-WE-CALL-A-CUBE with EIGHT terminal Points.
In a single one of these monstrous buildings, the Hudson Terminal, there is a cable that runs from basement to roof and ravels out to reach three thousand desks.