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se·mes·ter

 (sə-mĕs′tər)
n.
One of two divisions of 15 to 18 weeks each of an academic year.

[German, from Latin (cursus) sēmēstris, (cursus) sēmēnstris, (course) of six months : sē-, six (from sex; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots) + mēnsis, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

semester

(sɪˈmɛstə)
n
1. (Education) (in some universities) either of two divisions of the academic year, ranging from 15 to 18 weeks
2. (Education) (in German universities) a session of six months
[C19: via German from Latin sēmestris half-yearly, from sex six + mensis a month]
seˈmestral adj

se•mes•ter

(sɪˈmɛs tər)

n.
1. an academic session constituting half of the academic year, lasting typically from 15 to 18 weeks.
2. (in German universities) a session, lasting about six months.
[1820–30; < German < Latin sēmē(n)stris of six months duration <*sex-mēnstris <sex six + mēns(is) month]
se•mes′tral, se•mes′tri•al (-tri əl) adj.

semester

- First meant six months, as it comes from Latin semestris, "of six months."
See also related terms for months.

term

semesterquarter
1. 'term'

At a British school, each year is divided into three terms. At an American school, it is divided into four terms.

...the summer term.
2. 'semester'

At a British college or university, each year is also divided into three terms.

At an American college or university, it is divided into two semesters, three trimesters, or four quarters.

The first semester starts in three weeks.

semester

Either of two divisions of the academic year, each lasting from 15 to 18 weeks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semester - one of two divisions of an academic year
academic year, school year - the period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying
academic session, academic term, school term, session - the time during which a school holds classes; "they had to shorten the school term"
2.semester - half a year; a period of 6 months
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
Translations
semestr
semester
lukukausiyliopiston lukukausi
semestar
二学期制度の一学期
학기
polletje
termin
เทอม
học kỳ

semester

[sɪˈmestəʳ] N (esp US) → semestre m

semester

[sɪˈmɛstər] nsemestre m

semester

nSemester nt

semester

[sɪˈmɛstəʳ] n (Am) → semestre m

semester

فَصْلٌ دِراسِيّ semestr semester Semester εξάμηνο semestre yliopiston lukukausi semestre semestar semestre 二学期制度の一学期 학기 semester semester semestr semestre семестр termin เทอม sömestr học kỳ 学期

semester

n. semestre.
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