Pronunciation: (mid'tûrm"), [key]
1. the middle or halfway point of a term, as a school term or term of office.
2. Often, midterms. Informal.an examination or series of examinations at the middle of a school term.
pertaining to or occurring on or about the middle of a term, as a school term or term of office: a midterm recess; midterm elections.
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