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1. Partially but not entirely open to the use of the public: prohibited smoking in public and semipublic places.
2. Partially but not totally owned by the government: a semipublic utility company.
3. Open to the knowledge and judgment of only a part of the public.
1. partially but not entirely open to the public
2. partially but not entirely visible to the public
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a company, service etc) partly owned by the public
4. (Commerce) (of a company, service etc) partly owned by the public
sem•i•pub•lic(ˌsɛm iˈpʌb lɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-)
partly or to some degree public.
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|Adj.||1.||semipublic - having some of the features of public institution|
public - not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures"