semipermanent

[ sem-ee-pur-muh-nuh nt, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈpɜr mə nənt, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

adjective

not quite permanent.

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Origin of semipermanent

First recorded in 1885–90; semi- + permanent
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