Definitions for hemisphereˈhɛm ɪˌsfɪər

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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


  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

  4. Origin: [L. hemisphaerium, Gr. ; half = sphere: cf. F. hmisphre. See Hemi-, and Sphere.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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