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or semispherical

[sem-ee-sfeer-ik or sem-ee-sfeer-i-kuh l; -sfer-, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈsfɪər ɪk or ˌsɛm iˈsfɪər ɪ kəl; -ˈsfɛr-, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
shaped like half a sphere; hemispheric.
Origin of semispheric
1655-65; semi- + spheric
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[sem-i-sfeer] /ˈsɛm ɪˌsfɪər/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This is made from a solid piece of wood cut with a semi-spherical top.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • We soon found a sort of semi-spherical opening in the rocks, from which the warm steam poured forth.

    The Mountains of Oregon William Gladstone Steel
  • A cluster of incandescent lights, enclosed in a semi-spherical glass globe, was attached to the ceiling.

    A Mind That Found Itself Clifford Whittingham Beers

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