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Definition of semifinal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

semifinal

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈsɛmiˌfaɪnl//
 
, NAmE//ˈsɛmaɪˌfaɪnl//
 
, NAmE//ˌsɛmiˈfaɪnl//
 
, NAmE//ˌsɛmaɪˈfaɪnl//
 
(informal semi)
 
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one of the two games or parts of a sports competition that are held to decide who will compete in the last part (thefinal) He's going through to the semifinal of the men's singles.
semifinalist
 
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NAmE//ˌsɛmiˈfaɪnl̩ɪst//
 
, NAmE//ˌsɛmaɪˈfaɪnl̩ɪst//
 
noun They are semifinalists for the fourth year in succession.