- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌæbiˈtʊə(ɹ)/, /ˌæbɪˈtʊə(ɹ)/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌæbiˈtʊɹ/, /ˌæbɪˈtʊɹ/
Abitur (plural Abiturs)
- A group of exams taken in the final year of German secondary school. [found in English since the mid 20th century]
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “Abitur”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 5.
- Abiturium (archaic)
Attested since the 1890s. A shortening of Abiturium — this being why it is neuter despite terminating in the usually feminine ending “-ur” —, itself short for Latin exāmen abiturium, from abitureō (“I wish to leave”), desiderative construction of abeō (“I leave, go off”). For more, see also Abiturient. Compare Physikum.
- (Germany) final exams taken by pupils at the end of their secondary education in Germany and Finland
- “Abitur” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
- “Abitur” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
- “Abitur” in Duden online
- Abitur on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de
Abitur m (uncountable)
- Abitur (group of exams taken in the final year of German secondary school)