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Is the word "trimester" only used during pregnancy?

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Rebecca

A trimester is a period of 3 months. It can be used in some other contexts, but it is most commonly used to refer to the various stages of pregnancy. If you were to use it in other contexts, it might sound a bit strange to others. Ex: My friend is in her first trimester of pregnancy. Ex: She is in her last trimester and will be giving birth soon.

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