Definition of semiprivate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈprīvit/ Pronunciation: /ˌsemˌī-/


1Combining public and private elements: the design gives every unit its own façade and a semiprivate balcony
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  • There are no high-end resorts, but for $80 a night, four people can rent a private cabin on a semiprivate beach or a couple can rent a comfortable room at a full-amenity hotel.
  • Power plants constitute obvious terrorist targets but are frequently operated by private or semiprivate corporations unwilling to pay to protect them.
  • In addition to streets and individual yards, larger complexes now included a variety of public or semiprivate open spaces: small parks, squares, or common courtyards defined by building walls.
1.1(Of a hospital room) accommodating two patients.
Example sentences
  • All the ICU patients were in private rooms; 28 of CCMU patients were in semiprivate rooms.
  • They lay in hallways waiting for space in semiprivate rooms, where patients must be paired up according to level of illness or type of disease.
  • It began life as a tuberculosis clinic and is now a semiprivate hospital for civil servants.

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Syllabification: sem·i·pri·vate

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