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Noun: semester  si'me-stu(r)
  1. One of two divisions of an academic year
  2. Half a year; a period of 6 months

Derived forms: semesters

Type of: academic session, academic term, period, period of time, school term, session, time period, time span

Part of: academic year, school year

Encyclopedia: Semester