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semifinal

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˌsem.iˈfaɪ.nəl/ (informal semi) us  
B2 one of the two games that are played to decide who will take part in the final game of a competition: Who's in the semifinals? She's the youngest player ever to get through to/advance to a semifinal.
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