Midterm meaning

Midterm meaning Midterm is the exact middle of a semester or of a politician’s time in office. A midterm exam is given near the halfway point of the academic term.

A school year is typically divided into semesters, trimesters, or quarters, and each of these can be called a term. Likewise, a president, governor, or representative serves a specific length of time that is called a term, whether it lasts one year, two years, or six years. The middle of a term, therefore, is a midterm, from mid-, from a Proto-Indo-European root meaning “middle,” and term, from the Old French terme, “duration.”

Definitions of midterm
  1. noun

    middle of an academic term or a political term in office

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    type of:

    point, point in time

    an instant of time
  2. noun

    an examination administered in the middle of an academic term

    synonyms:
    midterm exam, midterm examination

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    type of:

    exam, examination, test

    a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
  3. noun

    the middle of the gestation period

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    type of:

    point, point in time

    an instant of time
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