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[sem-ee-pur-muh-nuh nt, sem-ahy-]
  1. not quite permanent.
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Origin of semipermanent

First recorded in 1885–90; semi- + permanent
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for semipermanent

Historical Examples

  • It appears clear that aboriginally there were two semipermanent sites and a number of temporary settlements.

    The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California

    Sherburne Friend Cook

  • At least temporarily she abandoned the notion of joining you on a semipermanent basis?

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy