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Southern Hemisphere

the half of the earth between the South Pole and the equator.
Origin of Southern Hemisphere
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His opportunities, however, have not extended to the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Sure we don't want to change our plans and land in the Southern Hemisphere?

    Second Landing Floyd Wallace
  • Six months later, on December 21, we have winter, while the Southern Hemisphere is completely exposed to the Sun.

    Astronomy for Amateurs Camille Flammarion
  • Most of the commercial traffic is in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • "Note the dark line in the Southern Hemisphere, Sire," he said.

    The Envoy, Her Horace Brown Fyfe
  • There are also a few of this family in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Earthworms and their Allies Frank E. Beddard
  • Hardly a star was visible; even those of the Southern Hemisphere pale beside the southern moon.

    With Edged Tools Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for Southern Hemisphere

southern hemisphere

noun (often capitals)
that half of the earth lying south of the equator
(astronomy) that half of the celestial sphere lying south of the celestial equator
S hemisphere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Southern Hemisphere in Science
Southern Hemisphere  
  1. The half of the Earth south of the equator.

  2. The half of the celestial sphere south of the celestial equator.

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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Southern Hemisphere in Culture

Southern Hemisphere definition

The southern half of the Earth's surface; the Earth's surface south of the equator.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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