the eastern part of the terrestrial globe, including Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe.
Meanings Behind The Names Of 6 Middle Eastern NationsThe name Syria is derived from the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Assyria that occupied the region between 721–633 BCE.
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British Dictionary definitions for eastern hemisphere
noun (often capitals)
that half of the globe containing Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, lying east of the Greenwich meridian
the lands in this, esp Asia
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Science definitions for eastern hemisphere
[ ē′stərn ]
The half of the Earth that includes Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, as divided roughly by the 0° and 180° meridians. See more at prime meridian.
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