Definition of semester in English:

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semester

Pronunciation: /səˈmestər/

noun

A half-year term in a school or college, typically lasting fifteen to eighteen weeks.
Example sentences
  • The primary mode of communication among students and instructors for both semesters was the university's email system.
  • If possible, students can make school changes between semesters or at the end of the school year.
  • After several semesters of college work, the skills development in Navajo and English often becomes coordinated.

Origin

Early 19th century: from German Semester, from Latin semestris 'six-monthly', from sex 'six' + mensis 'month'.

Words that rhyme with semester

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