Semitic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"Semitic" in British English

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uk   /sɪˈmɪt.ɪk/  us   /səˈmɪt̬-/
relating to the ​race of ​people that ​includes Arabs and Jews, or to ​theirlanguages: Hebrew and ​Arabic are Semitic ​languages.
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old use Jewish used to refer to ​races such as the Babylonians and Phoenicians that ​existed in ​ancienttimes
(Definition of Semitic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Semitic" in American English

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Semiticadjective [not gradable]

 us   /səˈmɪt̬·ik/
being or having to do with the Arabs and ​Jews of the ​MiddleEast
(Definition of Semitic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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