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1. The middle of an academic term or a political term of office.
a. An examination given at the middle of a school or college term.
b. midterms A series of such examinations.
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1. (Education)
a. the middle of a term in a school, university, etc
b. (as modifier): midterm exam.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics
a. the middle of a term of office, esp of a presidential term, when congressional and local elections are held
b. (as modifier): midterm elections.
3. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics)
a. the middle of the gestation period
b. (as modifier): midterm checkup. See term6
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1. the halfway point of a term, as a school term or term of office.
2. an examination given halfway through a school term.
3. pertaining to, at, or near the middle of a term.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midterm - the middle of the gestation periodmidterm - the middle of the gestation period  
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
gestation, gestation period - the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)
2.midterm - middle of an academic term or a political term in office
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
term - a limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"
3.midterm - an examination administered in the middle of an academic termmidterm - an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
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[ˈmɪdˈtɜːm] ADJ midterm examexamen m de mitad del trimestre
midterm elections (US) → elecciones fpl a mitad del mandato (presidencial)
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