midyear

noun

mid·​year ˈmid-ˌyir How to pronounce midyear (audio)
1
a
: 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
2
a
: the middle or middle portion of a calendar year
b
: the middle of an academic year
midyear adjective

Examples of midyear in a Sentence

She expects to get a promotion at midyear.
Recent Examples on the Web However, by midyear, Diller had decided to abandon that deal, per a report by the New York Times. Todd Spangler, Variety, 15 Apr. 2024 The Chiefs also had interest in Wentz during the 2023 offseason, but the QB remained a free agent until midyear while pursuing his best opportunity. Jesse Newell, Kansas City Star, 4 Apr. 2024 But last year, the El Niño didn’t start until midyear — which suggests that El Niño wasn’t the main driver of the abnormal warmth at that point, said Emily J. Becker, a climate scientist at the University of Miami. Keith Collins, New York Times, 9 Jan. 2024 Historically, only a handful of recruits come to campus in midyear. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for midyear 

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of midyear was in the 15th century

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“Midyear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midyear. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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midyear

noun
mid·​year ˈmid-ˌyi(ə)r How to pronounce midyear (audio)
1
: the middle of a calendar year or academic year
2
: a midyear examination
midyear adjective

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