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Pronunciation:  'hemi`sfeer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  either half of the cerebrum
  2. [n]  half of the terrestrial globe
  3. [n]  half of a sphere

HEMISPHERE is a 10 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cerebral hemisphere
 See Also: cerebrum, Earth, eastern hemisphere, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, globe, left brain, left hemisphere, neural structure, New World, northern hemisphere, occident, orient, right brain, right hemisphere, southern hemisphere, subfigure, western hemisphere, world



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hem"i*sphere\, n. [L. hemisphaerium, Gr. ?; ? half =
? sphere: cf. F. h['e]misph[`e]re. See {Hemi-}, and
1. A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided
   by a plane passing through its center.

2. Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same
   in a map or picture.

3. The people who inhabit a hemisphere.

         He died . . . mourned by a hemisphere. --J. P.

{Cerebral hemispheres}. (Anat.) See {Brain}.

{Magdeburg hemispheres} (Physics), two hemispherical cups
   forming, when placed together, a cavity from which the air
   can be withdrawn by an air pump; -- used to illustrate the
   pressure of the air. So called because invented by Otto
   von Guericke at Magdeburg.

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