Definition of Semester

1. Noun. One of two divisions of an academic year.

Group relationships: Academic Year, School Year
Generic synonyms: Academic Session, Academic Term, School Term, Session
Derivative terms: Semestral



2. Noun. Half a year; a period of 6 months.
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Derivative terms: Semestral, Semestrial

Definition of Semester

1. n. A period of six months; especially, a term in a college or uneversity which divides the year into two terms.

Definition of Semester

1. Noun. Half of a school year (American English) or academic year such as fall or spring semester. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Semester

1. a period constituting half of an academic year [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semester

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sememe
sememes
sememic
semes
semese
semester (current term)
semester hour
semester hours
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semestral
semestre
semestrial
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semi-Fowler's
semi-abstraction
semi-algorithm
semi-algorithms
semi-annually
semi-apochromatic objective

Literary usage of Semester

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Seventh-Day Adventists General Conference. Dept. of Education (1912)
"1 Voted, To adopt the semester plan in our colleges and academies. ... COLLEGE COURSE Subjects Required semester hours Years Bible 12 to 16 English 8 to 10 ..."

2. Register by University of California, Berkeley, California, University (1922)
"Junior High School Home Economics Teaching. (2) Either semester. ... Secondary Physical Education Teaching. (3) Either semester. ..."

3. Announcement by Washington State University (1917)
"DEFINITION OF "semester HOUR" One "semester hour" of credit is granted for the successful completion of one hour weekly of lecture or recitation or two ..."

4. Announcement by Washington State University (1918)
"Students must enroll to the end of the semester. Tuition may be paid by the half-semester, but students taking advantage of this arrangement will be held ..."

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