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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 the prime meridian.
The continents of North and South America are located in the Western Hemisphere of our planet.The Arctic Ocean is in the Northern Hemisphere.
definition 2: a half of any sphere.
If you were to cut a ball exactly in half, you'd end up with two hemispheres.
definition 3: either lateral half of the cerebellum or cerebrum.
Injury to her left hemisphere caused some language impairment.
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