semiprivate
adjective Date: 1876 of, receiving, or associated with hospital service giving a patient more privileges than a ward patient but fewer than a private patient

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  • semiprivate — [sem΄iprī′vət] adj. partly but not completely private; specif., designating or of a hospital room with two, three, or sometimes four beds …   English World dictionary

  • semiprivate — semi·pri·vate prī vət adj of, receiving, or associated with hospital service giving a patient more privileges than a ward patient but fewer than a private patient <a semiprivate room> …   Medical dictionary

  • semiprivate — adjective confined to a small number of hospital patients semiprivate room • Similar to: ↑private …   Useful english dictionary

  • semiprivate — semiprivacy /sem ee pruy veuh see, sem uy /, n. /sem ee pruy vit, sem uy /, adj. having some degree of privacy but not fully private, as a hospital room with fewer beds than a ward. [1875 80; SEMI + PRIVATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • semiprivate — adjective More private than usual accommodations, but not fully private; used especially of a hospital room that is shared by two patients in contradistinction to a ward containing many patients …   Wiktionary

  • semiprivate — adj. somewhat private, partially private …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semiprivate — semi·private …   English syllables

  • semiprivate — sem•i•pri•vate [[t]ˌsɛm iˈpraɪ vɪt, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. having some degree of privacy but not fully private • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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