semipermanent


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semipermanent

(ˌsɛmɪˈpɜːmənənt)
adj
lasting quite a long time but not indefinitely

sem•i•per•ma•nent

(ˌsɛm iˈpɜr mə nənt, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

adj.
long-lasting but not permanent.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semipermanent - relating to or extending over a relatively long time; "the long-run significance of the elections"; "the long-term reconstruction of countries damaged by the war"; "a long-term investment"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
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