school year

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noun

the months of the year during which school is open and attendance at school is required.

Origin of school year

First recorded in 1855–60
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school year


noun

a twelve-month period, (in Britain) usually starting in late summer and continuing for three terms until the following summer, during which pupils remain in the same class
the time during this period when the school is open
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