A misnomer- these "mid"terms rarely occur in the middle of a term, and often appear in multiple segments throughout the quarter or semester. aka the name professors tack on to any test between the first week of school and the second to last week of school. (the last week is reserved for "finals"). One of the leading causes for lack of sleep/cramming/coffee overdosage in several college students.
#1 "Dude, it's only the second week of school and I have a midterm coming up"
#2 "Shit man, me too! I have a midterm every week until finals wtf??"
Anal raping by a packet of paper. Generally, this form of torture is employed by sadistic university professors mid-way through the semester supposedly to test your knowledge of the material thus far. In reality, it serves just to ass-rape you and your GPA all in one go.
Oh, shit...midterms are coming soon...my ass still hasn't recovered from last semester!
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Usually given around October. A common trend with most porfessors is to give them within the same week. (Because that makes things easier for the student). Typically papers and the like will also pop up around this time.
My english midterm is the bane of my existance!
midterm (n): a test in each academic subject after the end of the first out of 2 semesters that includes all the information learned since the fisrt day of the class. They can cause stress and hair loss among students. May also cause tension at home, tension between freinds, and self mutilation.
"Damn, I totally failed my Math midterm today! It was so hard! If I fail, my mom's going to kill me...unless I do it first!"
"Dude, stop complaining! I failed all mine too!"