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EtymologyEdit

From German Semester, from New Latin sēmestris ("lasting six months"), from sex (six) + mēnsis (month).

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NounEdit

semester (plural semesters)

  1. Half of a school year (US) or academic year such as fall or spring semester.
    I will graduate at the end of the spring semester.
  2. A period or term of six months.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English semester.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: se‧mes‧ter

NounEdit

semester

  1. a semester; half of a school year or academic year
  2. a period of six months

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:semester.


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Semester, from New Latin sēmestris (lasting six months), from sex (six) + mēnsis (month).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /semɛstər/, [seˈmɛsd̥ɐ]

NounEdit

semester n (singular definite semestret or semesteret, plural indefinite semestre)

  1. semester (half of school year)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin (cursus) semestris

NounEdit

semester n (definite singular semesteret or semestret, indefinite plural semester or semestre, definite plural semestra or semestrene)

  1. semester

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin sēmestris (lasting six months); sex (six) + mēnsis (month). See also German Semester.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɛˈmɛstɛr/
    (file)

NounEdit

semester c

  1. a holiday/vacation, especially from work
    Nästan alla här går på semester under sensommaren.
    Almost everyone here goes on vacation during late summer.
  2. an activity related to vacationing, especially in compound terms
    Jag åkte på campingsemester med kollegerna.
    I went on a camping vacation with my colleagues.
  3. (figuratively) a relief from a taxing situation
    Vi behöver ta semester från varandra.
    We need to take a break from each other.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of semester 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative semester semestern semestrar semestrarna
Genitive semesters semesterns semestrars semestrarnas

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