Eastern Hemisphere

[ ee-stern hem-i-sfeer ]

  1. the eastern part of the terrestrial globe, roughly extending from the prime meridian east to the antimeridian: sometimes considered synonymous with the Old World, the Eastern Hemisphere technically does not extend into all of western Eurasia and Africa.

Origin of Eastern Hemisphere

First recorded in 1620–30

Words Nearby Eastern Hemisphere

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How to use Eastern Hemisphere in a sentence

  • Here, then, was a beautiful introduction to the Eastern Hemisphere; fairly robbed before striking soundings.

    Redburn. His First Voyage | Herman Melville
  • This is where the three continents of the Eastern Hemisphere come together.

    A Brief Bible History | James Oscar Boyd

British Dictionary definitions for eastern hemisphere

eastern hemisphere

noun(often capitals)
  1. that half of the globe containing Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, lying east of the Greenwich meridian

  2. the lands in this, esp Asia

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Scientific definitions for Eastern Hemisphere

Eastern Hemisphere

[ ēstərn ]

  1. 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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