endpoint vs termination what difference

what is difference between endpoint and termination



end +‎ point


endpoint (plural endpoints)

  1. Either of the two points at the ends of a line segment.
  2. (biology, medicine) A defined occurrence during the observation period of an experiment or study.
  3. (chemistry) The stage in a titration at which a change in the colour of an indicator indicates that no more titrant should be added.
  4. (networking, telecommunications) The entity at one end of a connection.
  5. (programming) Part of a system that serves as a hook, allowing third-party code to intercept and modify behaviour at that point.
  6. (mathematics) Either of the two nodes of a graph of degree 1.

Alternative forms

  • end point


  • point

Derived terms

  • clinical endpoint
  • combined endpoint
  • humane endpoint
  • surrogate endpoint



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Borrowed from Latin terminationem (accusative of terminatio).


  • (US) IPA(key): /tɚmɪˈneɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


termination (countable and uncountable, plural terminations)

  1. The process of terminating or the state of being terminated.
  2. The process of firing an employee; ending one’s employment at a business for any reason.
  3. An end in time; a conclusion.
  4. An end in space; an edge or limit.
  5. An outcome or result.
  6. The last part of a word; an ending, a desinence; a suffix.
    • 1849, E. A. Andrews, A First Latin Book; Or Progressive Lessons in Reading and Writing Latin, 2nd edition, Boston, p. 52 and 69:
      1. Some adjectives of the third declension have three terminations in the nominative singular,—one for each gender; some two,—one for the masculine and feminine, the other for the neuter; and some, only one for all genders.
      1. Verbs whose terminations are alike, are said to be of the same conjugation.
      2. Latin verbs are divided into four conjugations.
  7. (medicine) An induced abortion.
  8. (obsolete, rare) A word, a term.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2 Scene 1
      She speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.
  9. The ending up of a polypeptid chain.


  • (process of terminating): discontinuation, stoppage
  • (state of being termined): discontinuation
  • (process of firing an employee): discharge, dismissal
  • (end in time): close, conclusion, end, finale, finish, stop
  • (end in space): border, edge, end, limit, lip, rim, tip
  • (outcome): consequence, outcome, result, upshot
  • (last part of a word): ending
  • (medical): abortion, induced abortion


  • (process of terminating or the state of being terminated): continuation

Derived terms

  • extermination
  • terminative
  • terminative case

Related terms

  • terminate


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