demi-

prefix

Definition of demi-

1 :half
  • demisemiquaver
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


DEMI- Defined for Kids

demi-

prefix

Definition of demi- for Students

:half or partly

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