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Princeton's WordNet

  1. school term, academic term, academic session, session(noun)

    the time during which a school holds classes

    "they had to shorten the school term"


  1. Academic term

    An academic term or term is a portion of an academic year, the time during which an educational institution holds classes. The schedules adopted vary widely. ⁕A semester system divides the academic year into two terms, which are usually 14–20 weeks each. ⁕A trimester system divides the academic year into three terms which can be as short as eight weeks or as long as 16 weeks each. ⁕A quarter or quadmester system divides the academic year into four terms, up to 12 weeks each, and generally counts the summer as one of the terms. In most countries, the academic year begins in early autumn and ends during the following spring or summer. In Southern Hemisphere countries, this means that the academic year lasts from February or March to November or December; in Northern Hemisphere countries, it lasts from August, September or October to May, June or July. The summer may or may not be part of the term system.

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