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midterm

[mid-turm] /ˈmɪdˌtɜrm/
noun
1.
the middle or halfway point of a term, as a school term or term of office.
2.
Often, midterms. Informal. an examination or series of examinations at the middle of a school term.
adjective
3.
pertaining to or occurring on or about the middle of a term, as a school term or term of office:
a midterm recess; midterm elections.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; mid- + term
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Examples from the web for midterm
  • They did so at the beginning of the semester and again before a midterm exam.
  • The politics that swept him into the speakership were good for a midterm election.
  • Today, employment is a key political football in the midterm elections.
  • You're the instructor, and students are crowding the lectern, pleading for study advice for the midterm.
  • Turnout at the midterm election has historically been a poor predictor of turnout at the next presidential election.
British Dictionary definitions for midterm

midterm

/ˈmɪdˈtɜːm/
noun
1.
  1. the middle of a term in a school, university, etc
  2. (as modifier): midterm exam
2.
(US, politics)
  1. the middle of a term of office, esp of a presidential term, when congressional and local elections are held
  2. (as modifier): midterm elections
3.
  1. the middle of the gestation period
  2. (as modifier): midterm checkup See term (sense 6)
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