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hemisphere

hem·i·sphere

hemisphere

 
pronunciation:
he mihs fir
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either of two halves of the terrestrial globe, formed by dividing it into northern and southern parts at the equator, or into eastern and western parts at a meridian.
definition 2: a half of any sphere, such as the celestial sphere.
definition 3: either lateral half of the cerebellum or cerebrum.
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The word hemisphere contains the following parts:
hemi- Greek prefix that means half, partly
synonyms:
semi-, demi-