Pronunciation: (sem"ē-fīn'l, sem"ī-), [key] Sports.
1. of or pertaining to the round preceding the final one in a tournament from which losers are eliminated.
2. (in boxing) of or pertaining to the second most important bout on a card, usually immediately preceding the main bout.
1. a semifinal contest or round.
2. (in boxing) the second most important bout on a card.
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