midterm

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noun mid·term \ˈmid-ˌtərm (usual for 1b), -ˈtərm\

Definition of midterm

  1. 1a :  the middle of an academic termb :  an examination at midterm

  2. 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

15th Century

First Known Use of midterm

15th century


MIDTERM Defined for English Language Learners

midterm

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noun mid·term \ˈmid-ˌtərm (usual for 1b), -ˈtərm\

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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