midterm

noun mid·term \ ˈmid-ˌtərm (usual for sense 1b) , -ˈtərm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of midterm

1 a :the middle of an academic term
b :an examination at midterm
2 :the approximate middle of a term of office

Examples of midterm in a Sentence

  1. The students will be busy taking midterms next week.

  2. He dropped the course before midterm.

  3. assessing the President's performance at midterm

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First Known Use of midterm

15th century


MIDTERM Defined for English Language Learners

midterm

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Definition of midterm for English Language Learners

  • : an examination given at the middle of a school term

  • : the middle of a school term

  • : the middle of a term of office


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