masculine noun
1. (education) 
a. semester 
Tomé cuatro materias este semestre.I took four courses this semester.
b. term (United Kingdom) 
Reprobé la física el semestre pasado.I flunked physics last term.
2. (period of time) 
El inquilino me paga por semestres.My tenant pays me every six months.
Se prevé un ligero repunte económico para el segundo semestre del año.A slight economic upturn is predicted for the second half of the year.
c. half-year 
Trabajé un semestre en la fábrica de plástico.I worked a half-year at the plastic factory.
1. (general) 
a. period of six months 
2. (university) 
a. semester 
cada semestreevery six months
1 (seis meses) (gen) period of six months; (Univ) semester;
2 (Economía) half-yearly payment
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