Definitions for hemisphereˈhɛm ɪˌsfɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hem•i•sphereˈhɛm ɪˌsfɪər(n.)

  1. (often cap.) half of the terrestrial globe or celestial sphere, esp. one of the halves into which the earth is divided.

    Category: Geography (terms), Geography (places)

  2. a map or projection representing one of these halves.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  3. a half of a sphere.

    Category: Math

  4. either of the lateral halves of the cerebrum.

    Category: Anatomy

  5. the area within which something occurs or dominates; sphere; realm.

Origin of hemisphere:

1325–75; ME emysperie < OF emispere < L hēmisphaerium < Gk hēmisphaírion. See hemi- , sphere

hem`i•spher′ic hem`i•spher′i•cal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hemisphere(noun)

    half of the terrestrial globe

  2. hemisphere(noun)

    half of a sphere

  3. hemisphere, cerebral hemisphere(noun)

    either half of the cerebrum

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hemisphere(noun)ˈhɛm ɪˌsfɪər

    the top or bottom half of the world

    countries in the northern/southern hemisphere


  1. hemisphere(Noun)

    , Half of the celestial sphere, as divided by either the ecliptic or the celestial equator .

  2. hemisphere(Noun)

    A realm or domain of activity .

  3. hemisphere(Noun)

    Half of the Earth, such as the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere, Land Hemisphere, Water Hemisphere etc. .

  4. hemisphere(Noun)

    Any half-sphere, formed by a plane intersecting the center of a sphere. .

  5. hemisphere(Noun)

    A map or projection of a celestial or terrestrial hemisphere .

  6. hemisphere(Noun)

    Either of the two halves of the cerebrum. .

  7. Origin: From hemisphaerium, from ἡμισφαίριον, from ἡμι- + σφαῖρα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hemisphere(noun)

    a half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center

  2. Hemisphere(noun)

    half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture

  3. Hemisphere(noun)

    the people who inhabit a hemisphere

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hemisphere' in Nouns Frequency: #2961

Translations for hemisphere

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


one half of the Earth

Singapore and the British Isles are in the northern hemisphere.

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