Meaning of semifinal

sem•i•fi•nal

Pronunciation: (sem"ē-fīn'l, sem"ī-), [key]
— Sports. Sports.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the round preceding the final one in a tournament from which losers are eliminated.
  2. (in boxing) of or pertaining to the second most important bout on a card, usually immediately preceding the main bout.
—n.
  1. a semifinal contest or round.
  2. (in boxing) the second most important bout on a card.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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