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 (sĕm′ē-prī′vĭt, sĕm′ī-)
Shared with usually one to three other hospital patients: a semiprivate room.


partially or somewhat private; shared with a very small number of other people


(ˌsɛm iˈpraɪ vɪt, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

having some degree of privacy but not fully private.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semiprivate - confined to a small number of hospital patients; "semiprivate room"
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
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Residents enjoy a high level of privacy in "split" semiprivate rooms, which have "toe to toe" rather than traditional "side by side" bed layouts.
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At an early morning plenary session at the recent ASHE PDC conference in Tampa, Florida, "To Build or Not To Build" panelist Brad Pollitt, vice president of facilities development at Shands HealthCare in Gainesville, Florida, boldly predicted that in the face of healthcare reform and an ongoing financial crunch, the semiprivate patient room will make a comeback.
Vacovec said the semiprivate beach is used primarily by club members who do not have waterfront property on Webster Lake.
If you were having a baby, the normal 10-day stay in a private room cost $95 - $85 for a semiprivate.
6%, to $200, for a semiprivate nursing home room and 1.
Ongoing renovations will refit the hospital's older patient tower, ultimately creating 62 private beds from the existing semiprivate patient rooms.
The main level contains a few booths, some table-and-chair sets, a small, semiprivate dining room and a passageway to the bar.
After settling in, we took a boat to one of the island's semiprivate motus.