interterm

1 of 2

adjective

in·​ter·​term ˌin-tər-ˈtərm How to pronounce interterm (audio)
: occurring between two terms
interterm classes
an interterm break

interterm

2 of 2

noun

in·​ter·​term ˈin-tər-ˌtərm How to pronounce interterm (audio)
plural interterms
: a term (as of a school year) occurring between two other terms and usually shorter than a regular term
took a class during the winter interterm

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1887, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interterm was in 1887

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“Interterm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interterm. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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