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semi-

pref.
1. Half: semicircle.
2. Partial; partially: semiconscious.
3. Resembling or having some of the characteristics of: semiofficial.
4. Occurring twice during: semimonthly. See Usage Note at bi-1.

[Middle English, from Latin sēmi-, half; see sēmi- in Indo-European roots.]

semi-

prefix
1. half: semicircle. Compare demi-1, hemi-
2. partially, partly, not completely, or almost: semiprofessional; semifinal.
3. occurring twice in a specified period of time: semiannual; semiweekly.
[from Latin; compare Old English sōm-, sām- half, Greek hēmi-]

sem•i

(ˈsɛm i, ˈsɛm aɪ)

n.
1. a semitrailer.
2. Often, semis. a semifinal contest or round.
[1940–45; by shortening]

semi-

a combining form meaning “half” (semiannual), “partially,” “somewhat” (semiautomatic; semidetached; semiformal).
[Middle English < Latin sēmi-, c. Old English sōm-, sām- half (modern dial. sam-), Old High German sāmi-, Greek hēmi-, Skt sāmi-; compare sesqui-]
usage: See bi-1.

semi-

1. A prefix that means "half," as in semicircle, half a circle.
2. A prefix that means "partly," "somewhat," or "less than fully," as in semiconscious, partly conscious.
Translations

semi-

[ˈsɛmi-] prefixsemi-

semi-

prefhalb-, Halb-

semi-

[ˈsɛmɪ] prefsemi-

semi-

(semi)
1. half, as in semicircle.
2. partly, as in semi-conscious.
References in classic literature ?
And like a member of a dynasty, feeling a semi- mystical bond with the dead, I was profoundly shocked by my immediate predecessor.
As I once more shouldered my pack and went my way, the character of the country side began to change, and, from a semi- pastoral heathiness and furziness, took on a wildness of aspect, which if indeed melodramatic was melodrama carried to the point of genius.
But as to these terms, semi-family and semi-stranger, semi-goring and semi- boring, they form a state of things quite amusing in its impracticability.