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 The Internal Revenue Service recognized in May that the pandemic would change expectations for child-care and elder-care costs, and the agency published guidance allowing employers to let workers make midyear changes to their FSA elections. Lauren Weber, WSJ, "What You Can Do to Protect Your Dependent-Care FSA Cash," 11 Dec. 2020 Other notable budget items include Police Department funding, which was the subject of some controversy over the summer when the town made significant midyear cuts due to revenue shortfalls and a need to create a new line item for legal claims. Jessica Saggio | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "McQueen's budget still under review by Pearl River Town Council," 18 Nov. 2020 Brown, a midyear enrollee from Fort Lauderdale American Heritage High, started out on special teams but quickly moved into a more prominent role on the defense. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, "UCF coaches pleased young secondary is growing up quickly," 12 Nov. 2020 During spring camp, Allen mentioned midyear enrollee Damarjhe Lewis as a player who really flashed along the defensive line. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, "With Marcelino Ball out, IU's depth now in the spotlight," 29 Sep. 2020 The Giants got solid offensive years from Aubrey Huff and Juan Uribe, as well as two midyear pickups: Pat Burrell and Cody Ross. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, "Champs! A photo deep dive of Giants’ 2010 World Series win," 27 Oct. 2020 Though Watanabe did not link the midyear target to the Olympics, Japan’s government views the Games as a priority and a chance to showcase the country’s revitalization. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "Tokyo Olympics organizers say Games can proceed without a coronavirus vaccine," 3 Sep. 2020 That’s what Real Capital Analytics reports in its midyear U.S. Capital Trends study. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Big D leads the country in big 2020 commercial property deals," 24 Aug. 2020 Results in those ranges likely would necessitate midyear cuts unless the federal government provides more aid to states. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Louisiana governor uses veto to free up $57M to give state workers raises," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of midyear

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

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24 Dec 2020

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“Midyear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midyear. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of midyear

: the middle of a year

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