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Meaning of “semifinal” in the English Dictionary

"semifinal" in British English

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semifinalnoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   /ˌsem.iˈfaɪ.nəl/ (informal semi)
B2 one of the two ​games that are ​played to ​decide who will take ​part in the ​finalgame of a ​competition: Who's in the semifinals? She's the ​youngestplayerever to get through to/​advance to a semifinal.

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  • The semifinal will be ​played on ​Saturday.
  • They're through to the semifinal.
  • She's done really well to ​reach the semifinal.
  • England were ​beaten 3-0 by France in the semifinal.
  • She was ​knocked out in the semifinal.
(Definition of semifinal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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semifinalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsem·ɪˌfɑɪ·nəl/ (short form semi)
the ​game or set of ​games before the ​finalgame in a ​competition: France was ​eliminated in Saturday’s semifinal.
(Definition of semifinal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “semifinal”
in Arabic مُباراة نِصْف النِّهائي…
in Korean 준결승…
in Portuguese semifinal…
in Catalan semifinal…
in Japanese 準決勝戦…
in Turkish yarı final…
in Russian полуфинал…
in Italian semifinale…
in Polish półfinał…
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