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sem·i·fi·nal

semifinal

 
pronunciation:
se mi faI nl [or] se maI faI nl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: relating to the game or match that comes just before the last one.
Roger made it to the semifinal round of the spelling bee.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one of two games or matches in a sports tournament that come just before the last one. The winners of each semifinal play in the final to see who will become the champion.
Our soccer team made it to the semifinals.
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The word semifinal contains the following part:
semi-, demi- Latin prefix that means half, partly
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synonyms:
hemi-