Definition of full term in English:

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full term

noun

1 [mass noun] The completion of a normal length of pregnancy: I went to full term and had a wonderful baby daughter
More example sentences
  • There shall be nine staggered full terms of Regular Service on the Supreme Court, each approximately 18 years in length, with terms beginning and ending every two years in odd numbered years.
  • Three full terms, being 12 years, I would see as a maximum.
  • During his three full terms, Kerry has served in many Party Committees and was recently Chairman of the Committee on Small Businesses.
2(At Oxford and Cambridge) the main part of the university term, during which lectures are given.
Example sentences
  • You can apply two full terms worth of previous studies before starting your official pre-thesis study.
  • I understand that when full term ends lectures and supervision also do so, but would hate to miss out on anything academic or crucially social in the Cambridge calendar between the two dates!
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