Midterm (noun)

An examination taken by students in the middle of an academic term, usually covering material studied in the first half of the term.


Mid 19th century: from mid- + term.


  1. She was nervous about her upcoming midterm, but she had been studying every day.
  2. The midterm covered all the material from the first five chapters of the textbook.
  3. The professor was known for giving difficult midterms, but she was fair in her grading.
  4. Many students felt overwhelmed by the amount of material they had to study for the midterm.
  5. He was confident that he had done well on the midterm because he had taken good notes during the lectures.
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