hemi

[ hem-ee ]
/ ˈhɛm i /

noun Automotive.

an internal-combustion engine having hemispherical combustion chambers.

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Origin of hemi

shortening of hemi-head

Definition for hemi (2 of 2)

hemi-

a combining form meaning “half,” used in the formation of compound words: hemimorphic.

Origin of hemi-

<Greek hēmi- half; cognate with Latin sēmi-semi-
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British Dictionary definitions for hemi

hemi-

prefix

halfhemicycle; hemisphere Compare demi- (def. 1), semi- (def. 1)

Word Origin for hemi-

from Latin, from Greek hēmi-
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Medical definitions for hemi

hemi-

pref.

Half:hemicardia.
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Scientific definitions for hemi

hemi-

A prefix meaning “half,” as in hemisphere, half a sphere.
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