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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The middle of an academic term or a political term of office.
  • n. An examination given at the middle of a school or college term.
  • n. A series of such examinations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Halfway through a term, or roughly so.
  • n. A midterm (halfway through the term) school exam.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the middle of the gestation period.
  • n. The middle of an academic term or a political term in office.
  • n. An examination given in the middle of an academic term; a midterm examination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
  • n. the middle of the gestation period
  • n. middle of an academic term or a political term in office

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