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midyear

[mid-yeer, -yeer for 1; mid-yeer for 2, 3] /ˈmɪdˈyɪər, -ˌyɪər for 1; ˈmɪdˌyɪər for 2, 3/
noun
1.
the middle of the year.
2.
Often, midyears. Informal. an examination at the middle of a school year.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or occurring in midyear:
midyear exams.
Origin of midyear
1325-1375
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at mid-, year
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  • To teachers, the series of meetings is a series of mid-year institutes.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • Not long after the conversation which has just been reported, the mid-year examinations were held.

    Deering of Deal Latta Griswold
  • I've got quite a lot of cramming to do for the mid-year examinations.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • I plied them with testimonials and mid-year and final marks.

    Darkwater W. E. B. Du Bois
  • There would be alumni banquets at mid-year and Commencement, with glad class reunions each year.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior J. Raymond Elderdice
  • The beginning on next day of the mid-year examinations served as a partial escape valve for Elsie's feeling of deep humiliation.

    Jane Allen: Right Guard Edith Bancroft
  • mid-year came and went, however, with nothing to disturb the outward serenity of Madison Hall.

    Jane Allen: Right Guard Edith Bancroft
  • She could come home after the mid-year examinations when the present teacher in the school was planning to be married.

  • The winter before, at these mid-year examinations, Genevieve had not passed.

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch

    Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
  • Many a Freshman changes his residence about the mid-year, because he has not made a careful selection at first.

    The College Freshman's Don't Book George Fullerton Evans
British Dictionary definitions for mid-year

midyear

/ˈmɪdˈjɪə/
noun
1.
  1. the middle of the year
  2. (as modifier): a midyear examination
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