semi-in·​de·​pen·​dent ˌse-mē-ˌin-də-ˈpen-dənt How to pronounce semi-independent (audio)
: partially independent
specifically : semiautonomous

Examples of semi-independent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 'Biggest Unknown' of Climate Change: In Prayer With Denmark's Queen During her reign, Queen Margrethe, whose role has mostly been ceremonial, has been a popular public figure in Denmark as well as in Greenland and the Faeroe Islands, semi-independent territories that comprise the Danish Realm. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 31 Dec. 2023 Greenland is a semi-independent territory that is part of the Danish realm, as are the Faeroe Islands. Jan M. Olsen, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Sep. 2023 These regions were held by semi-independent Malay leaders. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 23 Aug. 2023 The suspension is still semi-independent but kitted out with bigger wheels and tires, 6.0-inch rims in Goodyear Eagle GA M+S 195/60HR-14s. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 27 July 2023 Collapse of the Central African Federation The semi-independent coalition, also known as the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, dissolves into the independent nations of Malawi, Rhodesia, and Zambia. Foreign Affairs, 31 Dec. 2015 Sign up One that has drawn notice eliminates a semi-independent panel that helps the government set research priorities and includes a relatively wide range of representatives from the public and private sectors. Byalejandra Manjarrez,, 2 May 2023 The post-invasion constitution codified the Kurdish region’s semi-independent status, while an informal power-sharing arrangement now stipulates that Iraq’s president is always a Kurd, the prime minister a Shiite, and the parliament speaker a Sunni. Abby Sewell, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Mar. 2023 The director was given a semi-independent status, and the bureau was authorized to obtain up to 12% of the annual revenues of the Federal Reserve for its operating expenses. Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semi-independent was in 1853

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“Semi-independent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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