exterminator vs terminator what difference

what is difference between exterminator and terminator

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪkˈstɝmɪˌneɪtɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪkˈstɜːmɪˌneɪtə/

Noun

exterminator (plural exterminators)

  1. Someone or something that exterminates.
  2. Specifically, a person whose job it is to kill insects and other pests in a building.
Translations

Latin

Etymology

From exterminō +‎ -tor.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ek.ster.miˈnaː.tor/, [ɛks̠t̪ɛɾmɪˈnäːt̪ɔɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ek.ster.miˈna.tor/, [ɛkst̪ɛrmiˈnɑːt̪ɔr]

Noun

exterminātor m (genitive exterminātōris); third declension

  1. ejector, expeller
  2. destroyer, exterminator

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Descendants

Verb

exterminātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of exterminō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of exterminō

Romanian

Etymology

From French exterminateur

Noun

exterminator m (plural exterminatori)

  1. exterminator

Declension



English

Etymology

  • Partly from post-classical Latin terminator (5th century), from Latin terminō; partly from terminate +‎ -or.
  • (android that kills humans): After the 1984 film The Terminator.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtəː.mɪ.neɪ.tə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɝ.mɪ.neɪ.tɚ/
  • Hyphenation: ter‧mi‧na‧tor

Noun

terminator (plural terminators)

  1. Someone who terminates or ends something, especially (in later use) an assassin or exterminator. [from 17th c.]
  2. (computing) A text character that serves to mark the end of a document or transmission.
  3. (astronomy) The line between the day side and the night side of a moon, planet or other celestial body. [from 17th c.]
    • 2015, David Wootton, The Invention of Science, Penguin 2016, p. 218:
      Harriot, looking at the moon, saw the irregular terminator, the highlights and shadows, the mountain ranges and valleys that Galileo had described – and he also convinced himself that he saw Galileo’s imaginary crater.
  4. (biochemistry) A DNA sequence which causes RNA transcription to cease and an mRNA transcript to break off. [from 20th c.]
  5. (electronics) An electrical device that absorbs reflection at the end of a transmission line.
  6. (science fiction) An intelligent android created to destroy humans.

Synonyms

  • (astronomy): grey line, separatrix (the general term for such lines)

Translations

Anagrams

  • antitremor

Latin

Noun

terminātor m (genitive terminātōris); third declension

  1. he who sets bounds

Etymology

Late Latin, from terminō (define, limit, end) +‎ -tor, from terminus (end, limit).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ter.miˈnaː.tor/, [t̪ɛɾmɪˈnäːt̪ɔɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ter.miˈna.tor/, [t̪ɛrmiˈnɑːt̪ɔr]

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Verb

terminātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of terminō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of terminō

References

  • terminator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • terminator in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • terminator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Polish

Etymology

From termin +‎ -ator.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛr.mʲiˈna.tɔr/

Noun

terminator m pers (feminine terminatorka)

  1. (obsolete) apprentice

Declension

Noun

terminator m inan

  1. (astronomy) terminator
  2. (electronics) terminator

Declension

Further reading

  • terminator in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • terminator in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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