- an internal-combustion engine having hemispherical combustion chambers.
Origin of hemi
shortening of hemi-head
- a combining form meaning “half,” used in the formation of compound words: hemimorphic.
Origin of hemi-
< Greek hēmi- half; cognate with Latin sēmi- semi-
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Examples from the Web for hemi
Hemi” means “half,” so each half of the globe is called a “hemisphere.Where We Live
Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
The whole is finally protected by a hemi 360spherical covering of moss, made into a sort of felt and lined with wax.The Insect World
Fine fighters Hemi Nape and his boys, were and well they bore themselves, but alas!Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion
Kauaka hei a Hemi taku pu, let not my gun be in the possession of Hemi.First Lessons in the Maori Language
William Leonard Williams
from Latin, from Greek hēmi-
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Word Origin and History for hemi
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- A prefix meaning half, as in hemisphere, half a sphere.
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