demi-

prefix

Definition of demi-

  1. 1 :  half demisemiquaver

  2. 2 :  one that partly belongs to (a specified type or class) demigod

Origin and Etymology of demi-

Middle English, from demi, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *dimedius, modification of Latin dimidius, from dis- + medius mid — more at mid


DEMI- Defined for English Language Learners

demi-

prefix

Definition of demi- for English Language Learners

  • : half or partly


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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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