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trimesternoun [C]

uk   /trɪˈmes.tər/ /traɪˈmes.tər/  us   /traɪˈmes.tɚ/  /ˈtraɪ.mes.tɚ/
a three-month period
any of the three three-month periods that a human pregnancy is divided into: The second trimester is generally the easiest part of a pregnancy.
US any of the three-month periods into which the school or college year is sometimes divided: Many students arrange internships or work-study placements during the second trimester.
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trimesternoun [C]

 us   /trɑɪˈmes·tər/
A trimester is any of the three, three-month periods that a human pregnancy is divided into.
A trimester is also any of the three periods into which the school or college year is sometimes divided.
(Definition of trimester from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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