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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The Bank of Korea sets what it calls a midterm inflation target every three years after consultations with the government and reviews the target on an annual basis.
Like the "change" elections of 2006-08, this midterm is a litmus test of the political leaning of the country.
Nan Lee: “Winning this midterm is the ultimate nightmare.”
Old, white people are a lot more likely to vote in midterm elections than young people and minorities.
The GOP's candidate for an open Senate seat, former congressman and Bush Cabinet appointee Rob Portman, has been on the ballot in midterm elections before and frames the 2010 stakes this way:
"Maybe the mistakes [that led to the Democrats 'drubbing in midterm elections] weren't his, but the people around him," says Mr. Gullu.
Traditionally new voters don't turn out in midterm congressional elections, he noted.
Good strategy considering that seniors are nearly the only ones who vote in midterm elections.
Palin seems like a persistent fighter on anything she wants to pick fights for, but her ability to lead or not quit midterm is out of the question.
But "undecided" voters are rare in midterm elections, which very often hinge on turnout.