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seminoun [C]

 us   /ˈsem·i, -ɑɪ/ (plural semis)
  • semi noun [C] (TRUCK)

infml (also semitrailer) a ​largetruck with a ​separatetrailer (= ​vehicle without an ​engine) for ​carryingfreight, or such a ​trailer itself: The semi ​screeched to a ​halt.
  • semi noun [C] (COMPETITION)

short form ofsemifinal

semi-prefix

 us   /ˌsem·i, -ɑɪ/
half or ​partly: semiretired semiserious
(Definition of semi from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"semi" in British English

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seminoun [C]

uk   /ˈsem.i/  us   /ˈsem.aɪ/ (plural semis) informal
  • semi noun [C] (COMPETITION)

one of the two ​games that are ​played to ​decide who will take ​part in the ​finalgame of a ​competition: We got through to the semis.
Synonym
  • semi noun [C] (HOUSE)

UK a ​house that is ​semi-detached
  • semi noun [C] (VEHICLE)

US (UK articulated lorry) a ​largelorry for ​carryinggoods, consisting of a ​strongfrontpart that ​pulls a ​large box-like ​container behind it

semi-prefix

uk   /sem.i-/  us   /sem.aɪ-/  /sem.i-/
(Definition of semi from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"semi-" in Business English

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semi-prefix

uk   us   /semi-/
half or partly: Hugh is a semi-retiredmanufacturer of ​machinetools. semi-permanent semi-skilled
used to describe something that ​happens twice within a particular ​time: a semi-weekly ​appointment
(Definition of semi- from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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