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SEMESTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does semester mean? 

SEMESTER (noun)
  The noun SEMESTER has 2 senses:

1. one of two divisions of an academic year
2. half a year; a period of 6 months

  Familiarity information: SEMESTER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEMESTER (noun)


Sense 1semester [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of two divisions of an academic year

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("semester" is a kind of...):

academic session; academic term; school term; session (the time during which a school holds classes)

Holonyms ("semester" is a part of...):

academic year; school year (the period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying)


Sense 2semester [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Half a year; a period of 6 months

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("semester" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)


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