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Semiopaque

sɛmɪə(ʊ)ˈpeɪk

Meanings of Semiopaque:

adjective

Not fully clear or transparent.

Usage examples:

In 1983 stay-up's appeared in beautiful designs: matt, opaque, shimmering, transparent, semi-opaque…

Semiosis

sɛmɪˈəʊsɪs

Meanings of Semiosis:

noun

The process of signification in language or literature.

Usage examples:

In addition to an anti-cartesian theory of perception mentioned earlier, this move requires an upda…

Semiotic

ˌsem.iˈɒt.ɪk

Meanings of Semiotic:

adjective

Relating to signs and symbols.

Usage examples:

The gestures, images, and objects notated in his scripts share a semiotic importance equal to the s…

Semiotical

ˌsiːmɪˈɒtɪk

Meanings of Semiotical:

adjective

Relating to signs and symbols.

Usage examples:

The gestures, images, and objects notated in his scripts share a semiotic importance equal to the s…

Semiotician

ˌsem.i.əˈtɪʃ.ən

Meanings of Semiotician:

noun

An expert in or student of semiotics.

Usage examples:

The french critic and semiotician made significant contributions to literary and critical theory

Semiotics

ˌsem.iˈɒt.ɪks

Meanings of Semiotics:

plural noun

The study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation.

Usage examples:

I have always been concerned with semiotics - the study of signs and symbols as communication - and…
noun

The study of signs and symbols, what they mean, and how they are used

Semipalmated

ˌsem.iˈpæl.meɪ.tɪd

Meanings of Semipalmated:

adjective

Used in names of wading birds that have toes webbed for part of their length, e.g. semipalmated sandpiper.

Usage examples:

The stress response of the spring migrating semipalmated plovers, an arctic breeding species, varie…

Semipermanent

sɛmɪˈpəːm(ə)nənt

Meanings of Semipermanent:

adjective

Not permanent, but involving some stability or endurance.

Usage examples:

The company employs him on a semi-permanent basis

Semipermeable

sɛmɪˈpəːmɪəb(ə)l

Meanings of Semipermeable:

adjective

(of a material or membrane) allowing certain substances to pass through it but not others, especially allowing the passage of a solvent but not of certain solutes.

Usage examples:

A semipermeable membrane

Semiprecious

ˌsem.iˈpreʃ.əs

Meanings of Semiprecious:

adjective

Denoting minerals which can be used as gems but are considered to be less valuable than precious stones.

Usage examples:

Beads of semi-precious stones

Semipro

sɛmɪˈprəʊ

Meanings of Semipro:

adjective

Receiving payment for an activity but not relying entirely on it for a living; semi-professional.

Usage examples:

They played an exhibition game against a local semi-pro team
noun

A person who is engaged in an activity on a semi-professional basis.

Usage examples:

Most photographers aren't pros, they aren't even semi-pros

Semiprofessional

ˌsem.i.prəˈfeʃ.ən.əl

Meanings of Semiprofessional:

adjective

Receiving payment for an activity but not relying entirely on it for a living.

Usage examples:

A semi-professional musician
noun

A person who is engaged in an activity on a semi-professional basis.

Usage examples:

We labeled them hobbyists, amateurs, serious amateurs, semi-professionals, professional nonperforme…

Semiprofessionals

sɛmɪprəˈfɛʃ(ə)n(ə)l

Meanings of Semiprofessionals:

noun

A person who is engaged in an activity on a semi-professional basis.

Usage examples:

We labeled them hobbyists, amateurs, serious amateurs, semi-professionals, professional nonperforme…
adjective

Receiving payment for an activity but not relying entirely on it for a living.

Usage examples:

A semi-professional musician

Semipros

sɛmɪˈprəʊ

Meanings of Semipros:

noun

A person who is engaged in an activity on a semi-professional basis.

Usage examples:

Most photographers aren't pros, they aren't even semi-pros

Semiquaver

ˈsem.iˌkweɪ.vər

Meanings of Semiquaver:

noun

A note having the time value of a sixteenth of a semibreve or half a quaver, represented by a large dot with a two-hooked stem.

Usage examples:

Two bars of accompanying semiquavers in the violas

Meanings of Semiramis:

proper noun

The daughter of an assyrian goddess who married an assyrian king. after his death she ruled for many years and became one of the founders of babylon. she is thought to have been based on the historical queen sammuramat (c.800 bc).

Semiretired

sɛmɪrɪˈtʌɪəd

Meanings of Semiretired:

adjective

Having retired or withdrawn from employment or an occupation but continuing to work part-time or occasionally.

Usage examples:

He was some semi-retired officer on a retainer

Meanings of Semiretirement:

noun

The practice of retiring or withdrawing from employment or an occupation but continuing to work part-time or occasionally.

Usage examples:

He said he would come out of semi-retirement to oversee the business

Semirigid

sɛmɪˈrɪdʒɪd

Meanings of Semirigid:

adjective

Stiff and solid, but not inflexible.

Usage examples:

A semi-rigid polyethylene hose

Semis

ˈsɛmi

Meanings of Semis:

noun

A semi-detached house.

Usage examples:

A three-bedroomed semi

Meanings of Semiseafaring:

adjective

(of a person) regularly travelling by sea.

Usage examples:

The danes are an ancient seafaring people
noun

The practice of regularly travelling by sea.

Usage examples:

Canadian seafaring is a fraction of what it once was

Meanings of Semisedentary:

adjective

(of a person) tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive.

Usage examples:

We all walk a certain amount every day even if we are sedentary

Meanings of Semiseriously:

adverb

In a solemn or considered manner.

Usage examples:

The doctor looked seriously at him

Meanings of Semiskilled:

adjective

(of work or a worker) having or needing some, but not extensive, training.

Usage examples:

Assembly lines of semi-skilled workers

Semisolid

sɛmɪˈsɒlɪd

Meanings of Semisolid:

adjective

Highly viscous; slightly thicker than semi-fluid.

Usage examples:

Semi-solid lava

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