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The term describes a built structure that, rather than standing alone, is attached to another building. In residential homes, for example, a semi-detached garage is separate from and yet connected to the main house by a wall, a walkway, or a breezeway.

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"A typical U.S. suburban home with a semi-detached garage, circa 1983" by Bart Everson is licensed under CC BY.

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