Dead-week Definition

noun

In a college or university, the week immediately preceding finals week.

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Singular:
dead-week
Plural:
dead-weeks

Origin of Dead-week

  • Possibly from the propensity during this period for students to cram for final exams and complete term papers, often resulting in sleep deprivation, increased irritability, and stress. Also possibly from the lack of classes or activities scheduled during this period, in order to allow more study time.

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