What does semester mean?

Definitions for semester
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word semester.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. semester(noun)

    one of two divisions of an academic year

  2. semester(noun)

    half a year; a period of 6 months

Wiktionary

  1. semester(Noun)

    Half of a school year or academic year such as fall or spring semester.

    I will graduate at the end of the spring semester.

    Etymology: from German Semester, from Modern Latin semestris (from sex six + mensis month).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Semester(noun)

    a period of six months; especially, a term in a college or uneversity which divides the year into two terms

    Etymology: [G., from L. semestris half-yearly; sex six + mensis a month.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Semester

    sē-mes′tėr, n. one of the half-year courses in German universities.—adj. Semes′tral. [L. semestrissex, six, mensis, a month.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of semester in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of semester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of semester in a Sentence

  1. Susan Harden:

    This is a day at the end of the semester, when students are doing performances, presentations ... this is just the worst thing, our campus is so safe. So safe. I've never felt unsafe on our campus. I'm heartbroken.

  2. Education Minister Malakai Tabar:

    The overwhelming majority of students simply want to go to class, sit their exams and proceed to the next semester.

  3. Ken Cuccinelli:

    We're not forcing universities to reopen, however, if a university... if they don't reopen this semester, there isn't a reason for a person holding a student visa to be present in the country. They should go home. Then they can return when the school opens. That's what student visas are for, and we want to accommodate that for schools, and we're working hard to do that.

  4. Wendy Suzuki:

    I tested students on a challenging memory task that required them to differentiate between similar-looking objects in memory. I found that one semester of increased exercise in my class improved their response times for correctly answered questions. In other words, they answered correctly more quickly if they were in my exercise class compared to if they were not in the exercise class, improvements in response times have been reported before, but this was unique because it was shown in a group of healthy young university students with just once a week of increased exercise. This suggests that if significant effects can be seen with this modest amount of exercise, then we might see even more striking effects if we got up to two to four times a week of increased exercise.

  5. Robert Robbins:

    There is a risk and reward with reopening the campus -- some say it's not worth California State University and remote learning is still the way to go, but there are clear benefits to being on campus, however, our semester is not going to look the same. We have a responsibility to protect the health of everyone on campus.

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