semis

[ sey-mis, see- ]
/ ˈseɪ mɪs, ˈsi- /

noun

a copper coin of ancient Rome, the half part of an as.

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Origin of semis

< Latin sēmis, apparently equivalent to sēmi- semi- + as as2

Definition for semis (2 of 2)

semi
[ sem-ee, sem-ahy ]
/ ˈsɛm i, ˈsɛm aɪ /

noun Informal.

Origin of semi

by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for semis

semi
/ (ˈsɛmɪ) /

noun plural semis

British a semidetached house
short for semifinal
US, Canadian, Australian and NZ short for semitrailer
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