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semi-abstract

[sem-ee-ab-strakt, -ab-strakt, sem-ahy-]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or designating a style of painting or sculpture in which the subject remains recognizable although the forms are highly stylized in a manner derived from abstract art.

Origin of semi-abstract

First recorded in 1940–45
Related formssem·i-ab·strac·tion [sem-ee-ab-strak-shuh n, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i æbˈstræk ʃən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, noun
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  • There were no abstract nor semi-abstract terms nor parts of speech.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)

    R.V. Russell