semipermanent

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Etymology[edit]

semi- +‎ permanent

Adjective[edit]

semipermanent ‎(comparative more semipermanent, superlative most semipermanent)

  1. Neither temporary nor entirely permanent; of indefinite duration.
    • 1997, Greg Stone, Building a Solar-Heated Pit Greenhouse: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-37
      Such movable insulation could be applied to the end walls, either in the form of insulating shutters or a more semipermanent arrangement such as the one I use on the north roof of my pit.
    • 2009, January 18, “Seth Mydans”, in Thailand Is Accused of Rejecting Migrants[1]:
      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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