semipermanent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

semi- +‎ permanent

Adjective[edit]

semipermanent (not comparable)

  1. Neither temporary nor entirely permanent; of indefinite duration
    • 2009 January 18, Seth Mydans, “Thailand Is Accused of Rejecting Migrants”:
      Although tens of thousands of refugees now live in semipermanent camps along the Thai border with Myanmar, some of them are periodically forced back against their will.

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