a map or projection representing one of these halves.
a half of a sphere.
Anatomy. either of the lateral halves of the cerebrum or cerebellum.
the area within which something occurs or dominates; sphere; realm.
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How to use hemisphere in a sentence
Garvey invited dozens of countries to join him in Jamaica, where he resided at the time, to “mark the progress the race has made” on the hemisphere.The problem of environmental racism in Mexico today is rooted in history | Jayson Porter | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Official reports showed historically low levels of flu-like illness among children and adults beginning in May, usually the start of flu season in that hemisphere.Coronavirus shutdowns have quashed nearly all other common viruses. But scientists say a rebound is coming. | Dan Hurley | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Ski and snowboard teams typically send 100 or so people to the southern hemisphere — Chile, Argentina, New Zealand — to take advantage of fresh snow.A year from Beijing Olympics, coronavirus wreaks havoc with winter sports schedules | Rick Maese | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
After the spy ring was crushed, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile definitively broke with Axis powers and sided with Allied powers, eliminating the threat that the western hemisphere would fall.How America's ‘First Female Cryptanalyst’ Cracked the Code of Nazi Spies in World War II—and Never Lived to See the Credit | Suyin Haynes | January 11, 2021 | Time
In the southern hemisphere, they’ll glow in the western sky.Jupiter and Saturn ‘great conjunction’ awes world. Here’s how to see it | rhhackettfortune | December 22, 2020 | Fortune
The optimism across the hemisphere was obvious, but many challenges remain.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers | Catalina Lobo-Guererro | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the men from the Southern hemisphere have the strength to shrug off that loss.Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s Notorious Soccer Vampire, Strikes Again—Biting Italian in World Cup Win | Tunku Varadarajan | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Polio, for example, has been eradicated in the Western hemisphere thanks to a vigorous international immunization program.Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next? | Russell Saunders | March 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Chikungunya is on the radar now is because it has arrived in the Northern hemisphere— the Caribbean to be precise.Chikungunya: The Mosquito-Borne Virus That Contorts Your Limbs | Kent Sepkowitz | March 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was convinced that ocean moats would never keep the Axis powers out of the Western hemisphere.
This is one of the natural wonders of the southern hemisphere and is much visited by tourists traveling through New Zealand.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
Pass under the pole and into another hemisphere; ascend to the stars,145 if possible.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
Hardly a star was visible; even those of the southern hemisphere pale beside the southern moon.With Edged Tools | Henry Seton Merriman
His empire thus consolidated, he would be virtual master of half the solid earth in the Eastern hemisphere.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
Her mission is confined to the Western hemisphere, and over its borders no insult, no cajolery will avail to tempt her.The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for hemisphere
one half of a sphere
half of the terrestrial globe, divided into northern and southern hemispheres by the equator or into eastern and western hemispheres by some meridians, usually 0° and 180°
a map or projection of one of the hemispheres
either of the two halves of the celestial sphere that lie north or south of the celestial equator
anatomy short for cerebral hemisphere
- hemispheric (ˌhɛmɪˈsfɛrɪk) or hemispherical, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for hemisphere
One half of a sphere, formed by a plane that passes through the center of the sphere.
Either the northern or southern half of the Earth as divided by the equator, or the eastern or western half as divided by a meridian, especially the prime meridian.
One half of the celestial sphere as divided by any of various great circles, especially the celestial equator and the ecliptic. See more at celestial sphere.
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Cultural definitions for hemisphere
Any half of the Earth's surface.
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