Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Terminal may refer to any of the following:

Terminal1. 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 the Apple click the Terminal icon (shown to the right) on your Dock.

2. Terminal is a term used to describe a group of hardware devices that commonly consists of a keyboard and a monitor that 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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