midterm midterm  /ˈmɪd ˌtɜrm/


  1. (n) the middle of the gestation period
  2. (n) middle of an academic term or a political term in office
  3. (n) an examination administered in the middle of an academic term



  1. Cabinet changes at midterm are not unusual in Mexico.
  2. President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner suffers a humiliating defeat in midterm elections and must now deal with opposition lawmakers.
  3. This midterm election is also turning out to be all about Bush, but it's a much lonelier experience for him.


  1. Obama Campaigns for Markey, Seeks Cash in Miami for Democrats

    President Barack Obama heads out of Washington today to campaign for Democrat Edward Markey in the U.S. Senate special election in Massachusetts and later raise money in Miami for the 2014 midterm elections.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Why Republicans Can Get Away With Ignoring Their Problems

    The GOP can enjoy another strong midterm election in 2014 without doing much more to attract young or minority voters.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Poll: Which Party Is Doing a Better Job Recruiting Candidates for 2014?

    Which party is doing the better job of recruiting candidates for the 2014 midterm elections?
    on June 7, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News


  1. "To be meaningful and credible, a long-term goal must have a base year, it must be underpinned by ambitious midterm targets and actions," said Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South African Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, who called the...
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Marthinus van Schalkwyk Source: TIME

  2. "I hope that in the wake of the midterm elections, the administration of President Bush will have heard and will heed the message of the American people," Ahmadinejad wrote.
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Forbes

  3. Reeling off a list of domestic concerns, including the National Health Service, education, crime and economic stability, Blair said Labour faced "the most difficult time for any government - nine years into power, midterm in a third term."
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: International Herald Tribune

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