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1. n. Abbreviation for 'semicolon', when speaking.

"Commands to grind are prefixed by semi-semi-star" means that the prefix is ';;*', not 1/4 of a star.

2. A prefix used with words such as 'immediately' as a qualifier.

"When is the system coming up?"

"Semi-immediately." (That is, maybe not for an hour.)

"We did consider that possibility semi-seriously."

See also infinite.