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 for semi
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Semi- \Sem"i-\ [L. semi; akin to Gr. ???, Skr. s[=a]mi-, AS.
     s[=a]m-, and prob. to E. same, from the division into two
     parts of the same size. Cf. Hemi-, Sandelend.]
     A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or
     imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent,
     imperfectly transparent.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: 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.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  semi
      n 1: one of the two competitions in the next to the last round
           of an elimination tournament [syn: semifinal, semi]
      2: a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together [syn:
         trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, rig,
         articulated lorry, semi]
      3: a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is
         supported by the towing vehicle [syn: semitrailer, semi]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  semi
   /se'mee/, /se?mi:/
  
      1. n. Abbreviation for ?semicolon?, when speaking. ?Commands to grind are
      prefixed by semi-semi-star? means that the prefix is ;;*, not 1/4 of a
      star.
  
      2. A prefix used with words such as ?immediately? as a qualifier. ?When is
      the system coming up?? ?Semi-immediately.? (That is, maybe not for an
      hour.) ?We did consider that possibility semi-seriously.? See also {
      infinite.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  semi
  
     /se'mee/ or /se'mi:/ A spoken abbreviation for semicolon.
  
     "Commands to grind are prefixed by semi semi star" means
     that the prefix is ";;*", not 1/4 of a star.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-01-31)
  

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