Associations to the word «Hemisphere»


HEMISPHERE, noun. (astronomy) (astrology) Half of the celestial sphere, as divided by either the ecliptic or the celestial equator [from 14th c.].
HEMISPHERE, noun. (figuratively) A realm or domain of activity [1503].
HEMISPHERE, noun. (geography) Half of the Earth, such as the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere, Land Hemisphere, Water Hemisphere etc. [1550s].
HEMISPHERE, noun. (geometry) Any half-sphere, formed by a plane intersecting the center of a sphere. [1580s].
HEMISPHERE, noun. (cartography) A map or projection of a celestial or terrestrial hemisphere [1706].
HEMISPHERE, noun. (anatomy) Either of the two halves of the cerebrum. [1804].

Dictionary definition

HEMISPHERE, noun. Half of the terrestrial globe.
HEMISPHERE, noun. Half of a sphere.
HEMISPHERE, noun. Either half of the cerebrum.

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