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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Semi-formed half-formed
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In literature:

The picket line extended nearly to the railroad, and, as before, formed a semi-circle, radiating from the pontoon bridge.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
They formed in a semi-circle.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Semi-lunar: in the form of half a crescent.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The fine art of party organization, semi-military in form, has come to us from Jackson and his workers.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
There is a crimson patch behind each ear, which forms a semi-collar in the male.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Round he glanced quickly, and as he did so, he saw not far away a number of great rocks, forming almost a semi-circle, with the sea in the rear.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
At first Jerry could see nothing, but soon he discovered two forms in the semi-darkness.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
When gypsum assumes an opaque, consistent, and semi-transparent form, it is known as Alabaster.
"The Mines and its Wonders" by W.H.G. Kingston
The enemy now formed a semi-circle before him.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
In the semi-darkness, a form could be seen crawling along the fence.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
A semi-barbarous delight in form and colour had presided over the studied disorder of the room in which he found himself.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The semi-acid chloride, CrO2.Cl.OH, chlorochromic acid, is only known in the form of its salts, the chlorochromates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
The boiler is of the form shown in the illustrations of semi-portable engines, and has a heating-surface, in this case, of 75 square feet.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
Toward morning she drifted into an uneasy form of semi-slumber, and from this into deep sleep.
"Linda Lee, Incorporated" by Louis Joseph Vance
Will the two form a strong confederacy with other semi-oriental and oriental nations?
"The Prophet Ezekiel" by Arno C. Gaebelein
The form of the city is semi-circular, fronting the sea.
"Rambles by Land and Water" by B. M. Norman
Before he could turn to flee a dozen shadowy forms semi-circled about him.
"The Argus Pheasant" by John Charles Beecham
Abydenos speaks of a second Annedotos, and bestows on him the form of a semi-demon.
"Fishes, Flowers, and Fire as Elements and Deities in the Phallic Faiths and Worship of the Ancient Religions of Greece, Babylon," by Anonymous
Before the Mahommedan conquest, the semi-desert tract of which Hissar district now forms part was the retreat of Chauhan Rajputs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
Gradually a semi-circle, enclosing them within its horns, was thus formed; and all chance of escape by flight was thus cut off.
"The Smuggler: (Vol's I-III)" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford James

In news:

To properly understand the differences in performance between PET and PBT we need to compare apples to apples—the semi-crystalline forms of each polymer.
The OK Durable CE-33 Power Form is a cost effective semi-automatic system to erect, pack, and seal batches of uniform cases.
On stage, Mally Sarle, Alexandra Sauser-Monning and Amelia Meath gather in semi-circle form with little accompaniment other than an acoustic guitar.
A semi-regular look at a fleeting form of restaurant swag in smoking ban-era DC.

In science:

We give S a semi-positive rapid ly decaying volume form µ.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
The linear dependence in this semi-log plot indicates an exponential form Z 0 (t) ∼ µt .
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
Killing-Cartan form on a non-semi-simple Lie Group is a degenerate metric.
Harmonic morphisms between degenerate semi-Riemannian manifolds
In this section we will introduce the tools needed to find all the real forms of any (semi)simple algebra.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
Define a positive semi-definite bilinear form on V by letting σi ’s to be isotropic and (αi, αj ) = 2δij .
Generalized reductive Lie algberas
Which shows that semi-simple Lie groups with the Cartan 3-form are self T-dual.
New aspects of the ddc-lemma
Algebraic probability distributions form a semi-group under free additive convolution.
The polynomial method for random matrices
For p = 2, semi-definite forms constitute a linear space.
Non-degenerate bilinear forms in characteristic 2, related contact forms, simple Lie algebras and superalgebras
We interpret this theorem as a semi-classical functoriality of quantization with half-form bundle.
Semi-classical properties of geometric quantization with metaplectic correction
Throughout this paper, G is a fixed connected semi-simple group of adjoint type defined over a number field F and G′ a quasi-split group over F of which G is an inner form.
Rational points on compactifications of semi-simple algebraic groups
Let g be a semi-simple Lie algebra, identified with its dual using its Kil ling form, let Ø be a nilpotent adjoint orbit of g, with canonical triple (h, e, f ).
Transverse Poisson Structures to Adjoint orbits in semi-simple Lie algebras
The annealed probability measure on the product of the space of environments Ω and the space of tra jectories X (·; ω, z ) starting form z is a semi-direct product of P×P rω, z, defined by P(dω )P rω, z (dX ).
Simple Transient Random Walks in One-dimensional Random Environment: the Central Limit Theorem
Second, we consider the statistical mechanics of a certain semi-microscopic model of a random-solid-forming system—the randomly linked particle model (RLPM) .
Elastic heterogeneity of soft random solids
The following proposition 9.11 shows that the semi-affine hull of a (r, m, σ)-cyclic set X ⊆ Zm is a finite union of affine spaces of the form ξr,m (σ) + V where V is a vector space.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
In fact, in this case, we show that XV can be decomposed (up to V -degenerate sets) into sets of the form P ∩ (C + V ⊥ ) where P is a semi-V -pattern and C is a V -polyhedron.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata