semiprivate

[ sem-ee-prahy-vit, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈpraɪ vɪt, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

adjective

having some degree of privacy but not fully private, as a hospital room with fewer beds than a ward.

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Origin of semiprivate

First recorded in 1875–80; semi- + private

OTHER WORDS FROM semiprivate

sem·i·pri·va·cy [sem-ee-prahy-vuh-see, sem-ahy-], /ˌsɛm iˈpraɪ və si, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for semiprivate

  • He strolled about, reading the names over the small shops, the corner public house, the dressmakers' semiprivate residences.