semestrial







semestrial


noun

  1. (in many educational institutions) a division constituting half of the regular academic year, lasting typically from 15 to 18 weeks.
  2. (in German universities) a session, lasting about six months and including periods of recess.

noun

  1. (in some universities) either of two divisions of the academic year, ranging from 15 to 18 weeks
  2. (in German universities) a session of six months

n.1827, from German Semester “half-year course in a university,” from Latin semestris, in cursus semestris “course of six months,” from semestris, semenstris “of six months, lasting six months, half-yearly, semi-annual,” from sex “six” (see six) + mensis “month” (see moon (n.)). Related: Semestral; semestrial.

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