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1Half.‘semicircular’incomplete, partial, half, semi-, demi-, near, moderate, limited, slight, inadequate, insufficient, unfinishedView synonyms
- 1.1 Occurring or appearing twice in a specified period.‘semi-annual’
- 1.1 Occurring or appearing twice in a specified period.
2Partly; in some degree or particular.‘semi-conscious’
- 2.1 Almost.‘semi-darkness’
- 2.1 Almost.
From Latin; related to Greek hēmi-.
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