how to pronounce semester


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the above transcription of semester is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

semester is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of semester in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… dropped out after only a semester unable …”

meanings of semester


  1. A period or term of six months.
  2. Half of a school year or academic year such as fall or spring semester.

semester frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word semester occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics semester can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that semester can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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