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[sem-ee-fawr-muh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈfɔr məl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
partly formal; containing some formal elements:
a semiformal occasion; semiformal attire.
Origin of semiformal
1930-35; semi- + formal Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Try to pick up expenses and bring small gifts, which should be offered in a semiformal manner.
  • The service is semiformal, and at times can be anything from lax to rude.
  • semiformal clinical research at the time, however, had shown the opposite to be true.
  • Necessary revisions are drafted and then vetted again through a semiformal review process including public comment period.
  • Most of this text is written in the standard, semiformal register of news reporting.

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