semis

semis

[sey-mis, see-]
noun
a copper coin of ancient Rome, the half part of an as.

Origin:
< Latin sēmis, apparently equivalent to sēmi- semi- + as as2

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semi

[sem-ee, sem-ahy]
noun Informal.
1.
semitrailer ( def 1 ).
2.
Often, semis. semifinal ( def 3 ).

Origin:
by shortening

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semi (ˈsɛmɪ)
 
n , pl semis
1.  (Brit) a semidetached house
2.  short for semifinal
3.  (US), (Canadian), (Austral), (NZ) short for semitrailer

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semi
  1. semifinal

  2. semitrailer

SEMI
subendocardial myocardial infarction
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