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Re: 1.4 c: Basic Terminology



 >    I think terminus is a good word...

I have no particular problem with railway analogies -- the terminus
is the main station where the traincomes in, and has to go out backwards.

The plural may be either termini or terminuses -- both are accepted,
at least in British English [1].

The word also has some other, less familiar meanings.  Well, maybe people
in America are less familiar with the obvious railway meaning?  Would
"airport" be a better name instead?

Lee

[1] Longman, dict. of the Eng. lang., 1991