midterm

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
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n middle of an academic term or a political term in office

Type of:
point, point in time
an instant of time

n an examination administered in the middle of an academic term

Synonyms:
midterm exam, midterm examination
Type of:
exam, examination, test
a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

n the middle of the gestation period

Type of:
point, point in time
an instant of time

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