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semifinal

adjective semi·fi·nal \ ˌse-mē-ˈfī-nᵊl , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of semifinal

1 : being next to the last in an elimination tournament
2 : of or participating in a semifinal

Recent Examples of semifinal from the Web

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First Known Use of semifinal

1884


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semifinal

noun semi·fi·nal \ ˈse-mē-ˌfī-nᵊl , ˈse-ˌmī- , -mi- \

Definition of semifinal

1 : a semifinal match
2 : a semifinal round

semifinalist

play \ˌse-mē-ˈfī-nᵊl-ist, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\ noun

Recent Examples of semifinal from the Web

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First Known Use of semifinal

1895


SEMIFINAL Defined for English Language Learners

semifinal

noun

Definition of semifinal for English Language Learners

  • : either one of two matches, games, or contests to decide which people or teams will be in the final part of a competition (such as a series of races or a tennis tournament)


SEMIFINAL Defined for Kids

semifinal

noun semi·fi·nal \ ˈse-mi-ˌfī-nᵊl \

Definition of semifinal for Students

: a match or game coming before the final round in a tournament


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