Meaning of TRIMESTER in English

— trimestral /truy mes"treuhl/ , trimestrial , adj.

/truy mes"teuhr, truy"mes-/ , n.

1. a term or period of three months.

2. one of the three approximately equal terms into which the year is divided by some colleges, schools, etc.

[ 1815-25; trimestre trime ( n ) stris of three months, equiv. to tri- TRI- + -me ( n ) stris (see SEMESTER) ]

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