Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Terminal may refer to any of the following:


1. On Apple computers and many Linux computers, the Terminal is an interface that allows you to access the command line from the GUI. To open the terminal on an Apple computer, click the terminal icon (shown to the right) on your Dock.

2. Terminal describes a group of hardware devices comprising a keyboard and a monitor. A terminal enables a user to communicate with the internal CPU or another network device or computer.

3. HyperTerminal or Terminal is a software program shipped with Microsoft Windows systems and other operating systems. This program enables a user to connect to another computer or device.

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