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English definition of “semester”

semester

noun [C]     /sɪˈmes.tər/ US  /səˈmes.tɚ/
A2 one of the periods into which a year is divided at a college or university, especially in the US and Australia: the first/second semester the spring/fall semester → Compare term noun, trimesterUniversity and college education
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