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Eastern Hemisphere

[ ee-stern hem-i-sfeer ]
/ ˈi stərn ˈhɛm ɪˌsfɪər /
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noun

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.

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Origin of Eastern Hemisphere

First recorded in 1620–30
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British Dictionary definitions for Eastern Hemisphere

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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Scientific definitions for Eastern Hemisphere

Eastern Hemisphere
[ ēstərn ]

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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