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[mid-yeer, -yeer for 1; mid-yeer for 2, 3] /ˈmɪdˈyɪər, -ˌyɪər for 1; ˈmɪdˌyɪər for 2, 3/
the middle of the year.
Often, midyears. Informal. an examination at the middle of a school year.
of, relating to, or occurring in midyear:
midyear exams.
Origin of midyear
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at mid-, year Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Just before the midyear examinations came a crisis in the growth of their friendship.

    Beatrice Leigh at College

    Julia Augusta Schwartz
  • midyear, with its burden of examinations, its feverish hopes and fears, came and went.

  • That means, he'll have to wait till the midyear Feasts, when the Convocation assembles, and he can get his constitution enacted.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • The midyear Feasts approached; each time he returned to the city he found more excitement as preparations went on.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • The students attended a ball given three weeks ago during the midyear recess.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
British Dictionary definitions for midyear


  1. the middle of the year
  2. (as modifier): a midyear examination
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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