semi: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sem'ē, sem'ī), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. semitrailer (def. 1).
  2. Often,semifinal (def. 3).


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form borrowed from Latin, meaning “half,” freely prefixed to English words of any origin, now sometimes with the senses “partially,” “incompletely,” “somewhat”: semiautomatic; semidetached; semimonthly; semisophisticated.
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