semifinal etymology

English word semifinal comes from English final, English semi- (Half. Partial, incomplete. Somewhat, rather, quasi-.)

Detailed word origin of semifinal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
final English (eng) (North America) A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.. (music) The tonic or keynote of a Gregorian mode, and hence the final note of any conventional melody played in that mode.. (phonology) The final part of a syllable, the combination of medial and rime in phonetics and phonology.. (sports) The last round, game or [...]
semi- English (eng) Half. Partial, incomplete. Somewhat, rather, quasi-.
semifinalis Latin (lat)
semifinal English (eng) (General) A competition that narrows a field of contestants (semifinalists) to a set of finalists, for a subsequent final.. (sports) A playoff in the round with only four players or teams left, the stage before the final.

Words with the same origin as semifinal

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