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trimester

Syllabification: tri·mes·ter
Pronunciation: /trīˈmestər
 
, ˈtrīˌmestər
 
/

Definition of trimester in English:

noun

1A period of three months, especially as a division of the duration of pregnancy.
Example sentences
  • Placental tissue of a foetus aborted during the first trimester of pregnancy was tested for CMV infection.
  • Mothers were interviewed during the third trimester of pregnancy and one year after the birth.
  • There is no evidence that vaccination in the first trimester of pregnancy is unsafe.
1.1North American Each of the three terms in an academic year.
Example sentences
  • I also went to music school for two trimesters in between semesters in college.
  • Other schools are experimenting with trimesters.
  • She was on her first trimester (not for school) and was practically out of work when the loser bailed.

Origin

early 19th century: from French trimestre, from Latin trimestris, from tri- 'three' + mensis 'month'.

Derivatives

trimestral

1
Pronunciation: /trīˈmestrəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • What follows is our first effort to meet the new format agreed upon at the Manizales meeting - a short, trimestral report from the Coordination.
  • I have nine trimestral exams and one very big college entrance test.
  • Trimestral alternation of triple combinations of ARV did not affect the variables assessed.

trimestrial

2
Pronunciation: /trīˈmestrēəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • During the first trimestrial revision, a 50% abatement is given on the income of the preceding month.
  • The CA working plan is organised around trimestrial meetings, bringing together the participants of 29 countries.
  • Ten wild Lima bean populations were sampled during the 1995, 1996, 1997, or 1998 first trimestrial period.

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