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semi circumference

Sem`i cir*cum"fer*ence noun
Definitions
  1. Half of a circumference.
Webster 1913

semi crustaceous

Sem`i crus*ta"ceous adjective
Definitions
  1. Half crustaceous; partially crustaceous.
Webster 1913

semi pupa

Sem`i pu"pa noun
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The young of an insect in a stage between the larva and pupa.
Webster 1913

semi-

Sem"i-
Etymology
L. semi; akin to Gr. , Skr. sami-, AS. sam-, and prob. to E. same, from the division into two parts of the same size. Cf. Hemi-, Sandelend.
Definitions
  1. A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent, imperfectly transparent. ✍ The prefix semi is joined to another word either with the hyphen or without it. In this book the hyphen is omitted except before a capital letter; as, semiacid, semiaquatic, semi-Arian, semiaxis, semicalcareous.
Webster 1913

semi-abstraction

  • noun a semiabstract painting
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semi-arian

Sem`i-A"ri*an noun
Etymology
See Arian.
Definitions
  1. (Eccl. Hist.) A member of a branch of the Arians which did not acknowledge the Son to be consubstantial with the Father, that is, of the same substance, but admitted him to be of a like substance with the Father, not by nature, but by a peculiar privilege.
Sem"i-A"ri*an adjective
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to Semi-Arianism.
Webster 1913

semi-arianism

Sem`i-A"ri*an*ism noun
Definitions
  1. The doctrines or tenets of the Semi-Arians.
Webster 1913

semi-automatise

  • verb make semiautomatic
    semi-automatise.
    • Can we semi-automatize the semantic tagging process?
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semi-automatize

  • verb make semiautomatic
    semi-automatise.
    • Can we semi-automatize the semantic tagging process?
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semi-christianized

Sem`i-Chris"tian*ized adjective
Definitions
  1. Half Christianized.
Webster 1913

semi-climber

  • noun a plant that tends to climb and on occasion can grow like a vine
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semi-climbing

  • adjective satellite of plants that are semi-climbers
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semi-detached house

  • noun a dwelling that is attached to something on only one side
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semi-dry

  • adjective satellite somewhat dry
    • swabbing left the deck semi-dry but still slippery
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semi-erect

  • adjective satellite of plants that are partly erect
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semi-evergreen

  • adjective satellite of a plant that is incompletely evergreen
    half-evergreen.
    • it was evergreen where the weather was mild but deciduous in the rigorous parts of the range
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semi-formal

  • adjective satellite moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket
    semiformal; black-tie.
    • he wore semiformal attire
    • a black-tie dinner
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semi-pelagian

Sem`i-Pe*la"gi*an noun
Definitions
  1. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of John Cassianus, a French monk (died about 448), who modified the doctrines of Pelagius, by denying human merit, and maintaining the necessity of the Spirit's influence, while, on the other hand, he rejected the Augustinian doctrines of election, the inability of man to do good, and the certain perseverance of the saints.
Sem`i-Pe*la"gi*an adjective
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to the Semi-Pelagians, or their tenets.
Webster 1913

semi-pelagianism

Sem`i-Pe*la"gi*an*ism noun
Definitions
  1. The doctrines or tenets of the Semi-Pelagians.
Webster 1913

semi-processed

  • adjective satellite having been subjected to partial processing
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semi-prostrate

  • adjective satellite imperfectly prostrate; prostrate for part of its length
    • the semi-prostrate evergreen, purple heather
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semi-saxon

Sem`i-Sax"on adjective
Definitions
  1. Half Saxon; -- specifically applied to the language intermediate between Saxon and English, belonging to the period 1150-1250.
Webster 1913

semi-skimmed milk

  • noun milk from which some of the cream has been removed
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semi-sweet chocolate

  • noun chocolate liquor with cocoa butter and small amounts of sugar and vanilla; lecithin is usually added
    dark chocolate; bittersweet chocolate.
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semi-tuberous

  • adjective partly tuberous
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semi-upright

  • adjective satellite of animals that are partly erect
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semi-wild

  • adjective satellite partially wild
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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