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Princeton's WordNet

  1. northern hemisphere(noun)

    the hemisphere that is to the north of the equator


  1. Northern Hemisphere(Noun)

    The hemisphere of the Earth (or any celestial body) to the north of its equator.


  1. Northern Hemisphere

    The Northern Hemisphere is the half of a planet that is north of its equator—the word hemisphere literally means “half sphere”. It is also that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator. Earth's northern hemisphere contains most of the planet's land, and roughly 90% of its human population. See also Arctic, Temperate zone, Tropics, Seasons and Climate Due to the Earth's axial tilt, winter lasts from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox, while summer lasts from the summer solstice through to the autumnal equinox. The Arctic is the region north of the Arctic Circle. Its climate is characterized by cold winters and cool summers. Precipitation mostly comes in the form of snow. The Arctic experiences some days in summer when the Sun never sets, and some days during the winter when it never rises. The duration of these phases varies from one day for locations right on the Arctic Circle to several months near the North Pole. Between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer lies the Northern Temperate Zone. The changes in these regions between summer and winter are generally mild, rather than extreme hot or cold. However, a temperate climate can have very unpredictable weather.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of northern hemisphere in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of northern hemisphere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paolo Gabrielli:

    Until now, what we knew about pre-industrial atmospheric pollution was limited to the Northern Hemisphere.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Soren Schroder:

    Northern Hemisphere oilseed processing margins and grain exports will be pressured until markets adjust to the increased level of global supplies.

  3. World Meteorological Organization:

    What is particularly unusual and alarming this year are the high temperatures of vast areas of the ocean surface, including in the Northern Hemisphere.

  4. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

    There is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16, and around an 85% chance it will last into early spring 2016.

  5. Kang Yoo-jin:

    Technical short-covering and a cold spell in the United States and some parts of the northern hemisphere had helped prices rally temporarily, most of which was wiped out if you look at yesterday's prices, psychological factors have driven the severe volatility in the market.

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