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    fenglish is offline Member
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    I don't understand the meaning of "terminates" in this case

    Hi,

    The call is an inbound trunk call from Network Region A that terminates at the remote extension in Network Region B. The issue for the application is whether it is more efficient to use a recording a device in Network Region A or Network Region B to record the call.

    The above sentences are from a technical document, I don't understand the meaning of "terminates" in this case,
    Please help to explain the meaning of "terminates" in detail.

    Thanks.

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    Re: I don't understand the meaning of "terminates" in this case

    (Not an English teacher, but I know a bit about Telecom)

    terminate - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
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    to end" (the signal is not relayed further)

    So (metaphorically) the call starts in A and ends in the extension of B, i.e. someone in B is the receiver. Not in the meaning that the call is "hung up", though.

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    Re: I don't understand the meaning of "terminates" in this case

    The call is made on a network. The network has two ends. The call originates in region A and ends in region B. That's the path the signal takes.

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