Pronunciation: (mid'tûrm"),[key] —n. 1. the middle or halfway point of a term, as a school term or term of office.
2. Often, midterms.Informal.an examination or series of examinations at the middle of a school term.
—adj. pertaining to or occurring on or about the middle of a term, as a school term or term of office: a midterm recess; midterm elections.