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semibasement

[sem-ee-beys-muh nt, sem-ahy-, sem-ee-beys-, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈbeɪs mənt, ˌsɛm aɪ-, ˈsɛm iˌbeɪs-, ˈsɛm aɪ-/
noun
1.
a basement partly above ground, as in a house built on a slope.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; semi- + basement
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