Semifinal definition

sĕmē-fīnəl, sĕmī-
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(sports) A playoff in the round with only four players or teams left, the stage before the final.
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A match, competition, or examination that precedes the final one.
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A semifinal match.
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A semifinal round.
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(General) A competition that narrows a field of contestants (semifinalists) to a set of finalists, for a subsequent final.
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One of the two competitions of the next to the last round in an elimination tournament.
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Coming just before the final match, as of a tournament.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
semifinal
Plural:
semifinals

Origin of semifinal

  • Latin semifinalis from semi- +"Ž final

    From Wiktionary