Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made, treated, or sold to be used in a finished product: semifinished steel.
  • adj. Partially finished: a semifinished basement.

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  • adj. Partially finished

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ finished

Examples

  • Downstairs was a semifinished basement, where the kids played and where, during the day, Sandy homeschooled her children.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • Chinese production is "vulnerable because of high energy costs", and a large portion of its exports have been of semifinished goods made out of aluminum that was imported and then transformed into more valuable products like bars and strips, he said.

    Alcan Proves Costly to Rio Tinto

  • Turkey's current-account deficit is a chronic weakness for the economy, primarily because the country's manufacturing sector—the key engine for export growth—relies on large quantities of imported raw materials and semifinished products in order to produce.

    Turkish Trade Deficit Widens

  • Imports of copper, copper alloy and semifinished copper products fell 6.7% from a year earlier to 344,558 metric tons.

    China Trade Surplus Narrowed in December

  • Mr. Tung said his company, which ships finished and semifinished goods ranging from toys to garments to the West from Asia, hasn't decided whether to cut its capacity for next year and will continue to reviewtrading conditions.

    Europe Crisis Hits Shippers

  • Preliminary data provided by the General Administration of Customs showed China imported 364,240 tons of copper, copper alloy and semifinished products in January, an increase of 5.7% from December and a rise of 25% from the same month a year earlier.

    Strong Chinese Imports Propel Copper To Record

  • Bloomberg As Turkish manufacturers produce more, they also import more because they rely on semifinished components.

    Turkey's Economy Surged 11% in Quarter

  • From there, holders of the steel contracts will be able to receive physical delivery of steel, this time in the form of billet, a semifinished steel product used to build skyscrapers and bridges.

    LME Nears Global Steel Benchmark

  • Prices for intermediate goods — which are semifinished goods like lumber or flour that require further processing — rose 1.2% last month, following a 0.5% increase in September.

    Wholesale Prices Climb Only Slightly

  • The conference held by Andre Vyshinsky last week in Karlsbad served to induce representatives of the East to supply the Eastern zone with raw materials, semifinished products/subassembly, and food.

    Daring Young Men

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