One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of music) having elements both of classical music and of other more popular genres.
- ‘This is a state-sanctioned occasion, and it is a stately spectacle with many whirlers and a semi-classical orchestra staged in a basketball stadium in front of coachloads of Japanese tourists.’
- ‘It's hard to pull out one single track for mention since the album is mostly classical or semi-classical music and is meant to be heard in its entirety.’
- ‘They've continually broken new ground, arranging traditional tunes in a semi-classical way, then going on to write their own material for a variety of films.’
- ‘Every musician has a background of classical semi-classical or folk music which enables him to compose new tunes and melodies.’
- ‘His repertoire is considered wide and includes classical as well as semi-classical songs.’
(of a theory or method) intermediate between a classical or Newtonian description and one based on quantum mechanics or relativity.
- ‘One might have anticipated that the nature of very low-frequency modes might be amenable to semiclassical analysis.’
- ‘We demonstrate that the classical and semiclassical models provide a physically reasonable estimate of both the timescale of vibrational relaxation and the pathways of the energy flow.’
- ‘Rotational contributions were estimated in the semiclassical approximation for the free rotor considering both monomers and dimers as rigid molecules.’
- ‘A semiclassical analysis of the electronic transition process indicates that a significant fraction of the S 1 population decays to S 0 at each crossing point.’
- ‘It remains the case that most people are quite skeptical that we will ever make sense of the Euclidean path integral, especially in the semi-classical regime.’
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