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TRIMESTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trimester mean? 

TRIMESTER (noun)
  The noun TRIMESTER has 2 senses:

1. a period of three months; especially one of the three three-month periods into which human pregnancy is divided
2. one of three divisions of an academic year

  Familiarity information: TRIMESTER used as a noun is rare.


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TRIMESTER (noun)


Sense 1trimester [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A period of three months; especially one of the three three-month periods into which human pregnancy is divided

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

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

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trimester"):

first trimester (time period extending from the first day of the last menstrual period through 12 weeks of gestation)

second trimester (time period extending from the 13th to the 27th week of gestation)

third trimester (time period extending from the 28th week of gestation until delivery)

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

gestation; gestation period (the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans))


Sense 2trimester [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of three divisions of an academic year

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

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

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

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

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


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