Updated: 12/05/2021 by Computer Hope

Terminal may refer to any of the following:

Command-line prompt.

1. The terminal is an interface that lets you access the command line. To open the terminal on an Apple computer, click the terminal icon (shown to the right) on your Dock.

2. Windows Terminal is a next-generation terminal for Windows 10. For more information, see What is Windows Terminal?

3. 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.

4. Terminal, regarding letterforms, describes a stroke ending without a serif.

5. HyperTerminal or Terminal was a software program shipped with Microsoft Windows systems and other operating systems. This program enables a user to connect to another computer or device using their modem or network card.

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