one of two divisions of an academic year
half a year; a period of 6 months
Half of a school year or academic year such as fall or spring semester.
I will graduate at the end of the spring semester.
Origin: from German Semester, from Modern Latin semestris (from sex six + mensis month).
a period of six months; especially, a term in a college or uneversity which divides the year into two terms
Origin: [G., from L. semestris half-yearly; sex six + mensis a month.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sē-mes′tėr, n. one of the half-year courses in German universities.—adj. Semes′tral. [L. semestris—sex, six, mensis, a month.]
The numerical value of Semester in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Semester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The current semester will be our last, and the class of 2015 will be our final graduating class.
A suspension does have a time limit. It can range from one semester to years depending on the circumstances.
The overwhelming majority of students simply want to go to class, sit their exams and proceed to the next semester.
I took a political science class last semester. I can understand maybe doing this for that class but not an English class.
We were at 25 cases when the semester ended in the middle of May. We thought the outbreak would be over as we have seen in other outbreaks, that when students leave the outbreak is over.
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- فصل دراسي, فصل أكاديمي, نصف سنةArabic
- Halbjahr, SemesterGerman
- نیمسال تحصیلی, ترمPersian
- félév, szemeszterHungarian
- 반기, 學期, 학기Korean
- семестр, полугодиеRussian
- sáu tháng, học kỳ, 學期Vietnamese
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