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hemicycle

[ hem-i-sahy-kuhl ]
/ ˈhɛm ɪˌsaɪ kəl /
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noun

a semicircle.
a semicircular structure.

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Origin of hemicycle

1595–1605; <French hémicycle<Latin hēmicyclium<Greek hēmikýklionSee hemi-, cycle

OTHER WORDS FROM hemicycle

hem·i·cy·clic [hem-i-sahy-klik, -sik-lik], /ˌhɛm ɪˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hemicycle

hemicycle
/ (ˈhɛmɪˌsaɪkəl) /

noun

a semicircular structure, room, arena, wall, etc
a rare word for semicircle

Derived forms of hemicycle

hemicyclic (ˌhɛmɪˈsaɪklɪk, -ˈsɪk-), adjective
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