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English definition of “semifinal”

semifinal

noun [C usually plural]     /ˌsem.iˈfaɪ.nəl/ (informal semi)
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.Parts and stages of competitions
(Definition of semifinal noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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