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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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midtermmid‧term1 /ˌmɪdˈtɜːm $ -ˈtɜːrm/ noun  1 [uncountable]PG the middle period of an elected government’s time in power2 [countable] American EnglishSEC a test that students take in the middle of a semester or quartersee thesaurus at test
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midtermAlison has a history midterm next week.Nixon was the first president to resign in midterm.
midtermmid‧term2 /ˈmɪdtɜːm $ -tɜːrm/ adjective [only before noun]  1 MIDDLEin the middle of an elected government’s time in power midterm elections2 American English in the middle of a semester or quarterhalf-term midterm tests
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midtermThe midterm elections brought huge Republican gains.Before the midterm elections in 1994, the Republicans promised a tax cut.Analysts say opposition parties still may question the legitimacy of the midterm elections.midterm exams
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