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Meaning of HEMISPHERE

Pronunciation:  'hemi`sfeer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\Hem"i*sphere\, n. [L. hemisphaerium, Gr. ?; ? half =
? sphere: cf. F. h['e]misph[`e]re. See {Hemi-}, and
{Sphere}.]
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.
                                               Peters.

{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   can be withdrawn by an air pump; -- used to illustrate the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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