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lasting quite a long time but not indefinitely


(ˌsɛm iˈpɜr mə nənt, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

long-lasting but not permanent.
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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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At present a large number of Urhobo people are either settling permanently or semipermanently outside their homeland.
The offshore ends of each transect were semipermanently marked with a buoyed line of about 1 m in length fastened to a hollow-core cinder block of approximately 40x20x20 cm affixed to the seafloor with 2 steel bars.
or semipermanently from social life), are major parts of American
Or you could proceed along the street, admiring, to your right, through glass panels set into the FRAC'S wall, Latifa Echakhch's A chaque stencil une revolution (For Each Stencil a Revolution), 2007, its gorgeous electric blue having run off the walls and onto the floors of the gallery where it is semipermanently installed.
2) National Wetlands Inventory categories are hierarchical and all fall under the Palustrine (P) system; classes include Emergent (E), Scrub Shrub (SS), and Forested (FO); subclasses include Broad-leaved deciduous (1), Broad-leaved evergreen (3), and Deciduous (6); water regime modifiers include Temporarily flooded (A), Saturated (B), Seasonally flooded (C), and Semipermanently flooded (F); special modifiers include Partially drained, ditched (d) Canadian Site Area Class Form Blachman Bog 54.
Over 16,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged beyond repair, and some 60,000 Palestinians still shelter semipermanently in converted UNRWA schools.
303) If the IP address is permanently or semipermanently assigned to a computer, law enforcement can track its user's online activities more broadly.
Because I'm going to be moving to London either semipermanently or permanently it'll be nice to do this with my friends.
While synthetic plastics articles are useful and popular they tend to degrade very slowly and remain semipermanently in a natural environment.
In December 1921, three months after his marriage to Hadley Richardson, the newlyweds moved to the French capital; Hemingway would reside semipermanently in the city until 1928.
The resource-based perspective rests on an internal analysis of firms and suggests that firms are a collection of heterogeneous resources (tangible and intangible) that are semipermanently tied to a company (Wernerfelt 1984).
We focused on wetlands from 50 to 3,000 feet in elevation with water regimes (temporal patterns of water flow) consistent with previous descriptions of rail habitat, including those that appeared to be permanently, semipermanently and seasonally flooded, intermittently exposed, and saturated.