What is another word for semester?

Pronunciation: [səmˈɛstə] (IPA)

A semester is a period of time in which academic courses are offered and completed. Several other terms can be used to refer to this period, including term, session, trimester, quarter, and block. A term can refer to a semester, trimester, or quarter and is often used in British English. A session can also mean a period of instruction, and it can be used interchangeably with semester or quarter. A trimester divides the academic year into three parts, while a quarter divides it into four. A block refers to a concentrated period of study, usually lasting a few weeks, in which students take one course at a time.

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Usage examples for Semester

Keg went home with one of us for the semester holidays.
"At Good Old Siwash"
George Fitch
The semester recess came and, when college assembled again, Ole cut Frankling out for the athletic ball as neatly as if he had been in the girl game all his life.
"At Good Old Siwash"
George Fitch
She had been forced to teach an anthropology class this semester.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito"
Steven Sills

Famous quotes with Semester

  • After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun.
    Eric Allin Cornell
  • My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well.
    Eric Allin Cornell
  • I would sign on for projects that were meant to shoot in July, and then they would postponed and they would bleed into the following semester, and then I'd take a semester off, and then the movie would collapse.
    Claire Danes
  • Yeah, there was the Flora Plum thing, where I trained for about a month and I had taken a semester off for that, and two weeks prior to filming, the financing collapsed.
    Claire Danes
  • It's been a strange day - a day when I thought I was on top of the world, planning my life. I planned all of my courses for the rest of the semester at Smith, and talked to my advisor about honoring in History.
    Julie Nixon Eisenhower

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