a pair of stars that are so close together that mass transfer occurs from one to the other
- Semidetached mode
programming A term used by COCOMO to describe a project development somewhere between organic and embedded. The team members have a mixture of experienced and inexperienced personnel. The software to be developed has some characteristics of both organic and embedded modes. Semidetached software can be as large as 300K DSIs. (1996-05-29)
[sem-ee-dahy-am-i-ter, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i daɪˈæm ɪ tər, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ noun 1. half of a diameter; radius.
adjective 1. pertaining to, consisting of, or accomplished in half a day. 2. occurring every 12 hours or twice each day. adjective 1. of or continuing during half a day 2. occurring every 12 hours
adjective 1. somewhat more than mortal but less than divine.