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semifinal

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adjective semi·fi·nal \-ˈfī-nəl\

Definition of semifinal

  1. 1 :  being next to the last in an elimination tournament

  2. 2 :  of or participating in a semifinal

1884

First Known Use of semifinal

1884


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semifinal

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

Definition of semifinal

  1. 1 :  a semifinal match

  2. 2 :  a semifinal round

semifinalist

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

1895

First Known Use of semifinal

1895


SEMIFINAL Defined for English Language Learners


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semifinal

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

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

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noun semi·fi·nal \ˈse-mi-ˌfī-nəl\

Definition of semifinal for Students

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


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