A match, competition, or examination that precedes the final one.(noun)
One of the two competitions of the next to the last round in an elimination tournament.(noun)
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Use "semifinal" in a sentence
""To reach the semifinal is a big achievement for our team under our circumstances," Hamad said."
"Next up for Roddick, in a Thursday semifinal, is 13-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 2 Roger Federer, who routed No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-3, 6-0, 6-0."
"The other men's semifinal is No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs.No. 6 Andy Murray."