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“semester” in British English

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semesternoun [ C ]

uk /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

(Definition of “semester” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“semester” in American English

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semesternoun [ C ]

us /səˈmes·tər/

either of the two periods into which a year is divided at a school or university:

fall/spring semester

(Definition of “semester” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)