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semiprivate

[sem-ee-prahy-vit, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈpraɪ vɪt, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
having some degree of privacy but not fully private, as a hospital room with fewer beds than a ward.
Origin of semiprivate
1875-1880
1875-80; semi- + private
Related forms
semiprivacy
[sem-ee-prahy-vuh-see, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈpraɪ və si, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • He strolled about, reading the names over the small shops, the corner public house, the dressmakers' semiprivate residences.

    The King of Diamonds Louis Tracy

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