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semi

Noun

1 one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament [syn: semifinal]
2 a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together [syn: trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, rig, articulated lorry]
3 a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle [syn: semitrailer]

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English

Etymology

The prefix semi- used as a noun.

Pronunciation

  • /sɛmiː/
  • Rhymes with: -ɛmi

Noun

  1. A semi-detached house.
  2. A semitrailer; a tractor-trailer; an 18 wheeler.
  3. A partial erection.

Translations

semi-detached house

Italian

Noun

semi
  1. Plural of seme

Japanese

Noun

  1. A cicada.

Extensive Definition

Semi- is a Latin prefix to a verb, noun, or adjective meaning "half". Some compounds formed with it are often abbreviated to simply "semi" in appropriate contexts:
semi in German: Semi
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