mid·​year | \ ˈmid-ˌyir How to pronounce midyear (audio) \

Definition of midyear

1a : an examination at the middle of an academic year
b midyears plural : the set of examinations at the middle of an academic year also : the period of such examinations
2a : the middle or middle portion of a calendar year
b : the middle of an academic year

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midyear adjective

Examples of midyear in a Sentence

She expects to get a promotion at midyear.
Recent Examples on the Web Beyond the virus, the other midyear problem that damaged Mr. Biden was an ugly, sometimes deadly withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, which commenced after the president embraced a Trump administration decision to pull out all troops. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, 14 Dec. 2021 Changes would include requiring multiple verbal estimates for emergency purchases, limiting upfront payments for such purposes, requiring the legislature to be notified of emergency purchases and limiting midyear budget cuts during emergencies. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, 6 Dec. 2021 City officials released a midyear public safety report, which, according to police data, showed that overall thefts were down by 9 percent in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year. NBC News, 22 Nov. 2021 Check out the breakdown of the midyear charts here. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 16 July 2021 The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said in a recent midyear report that Covid-19 is the leading cause of death for officers nationwide. NBC News, 30 Aug. 2021 Consistency and experience gave Coan the edge in what was a two-and-a-half-man QB race, with sophomore Drew Pyne and intriguing midyear freshman enrollee Tyler Buchner. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Sep. 2021 According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum’s 2021 midyear report, 28 officers were killed by gunfire so far this year — most of them while making an arrest. Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2021 Last year around this time, hip-hop dominated our midyear rankings of the biggest albums. Emily Blake, Rolling Stone, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of midyear

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Midyear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midyear. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of midyear

: the middle of a year

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