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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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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.
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.
Therefore, the economic benefits of the infrastructure endure semipermanently.
That's because by now the cat is semipermanently affixed to your right leg.