[ hem-ee ]
/ ˈhɛm i /
an internal-combustion engine having hemispherical combustion chambers.
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Other definitions for hemi (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “half,” used in the formation of compound words: hemimorphic.
Origin of hemi-
half; cognate with Latin sēmi-semi-
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How to use hemi in a sentence
In the case of a hemi-speos the internal effect must have been almost identical with that of any other religious building.
The whole is finally protected by a hemi 360spherical covering of moss, made into a sort of felt and lined with wax.
These may be divided into three classes: namely, the hemi-celluloses, the normal celluloses, and the compound celluloses.
In the characteristic type represented in fig. 1, f represents the prism, l the hemi-pyramid and P the clinopinacoid.
British Dictionary definitions for hemi
Word Origin for hemi-
from Latin, from Greek hēmi-
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Medical definitions for hemi
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Scientific definitions for hemi
A prefix meaning half, as in hemisphere, half a sphere.
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