the half of the earth between the North Pole and the equator.
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Origin of Northern Hemisphere
First recorded in 1885–90
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noun (often capitals)
that half of the globe lying north of the equator
astronomy that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator
Abbreviation: N hemisphere
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The half of the Earth north of the equator.
The half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator.
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