Northern Hemisphere

Origin of Northern Hemisphere

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for northern hemisphere

northern hemisphere

noun (often capitals)
  1. that half of the globe lying north of the equator
  2. astronomy that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator
Abbreviation: N hemisphere
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northern hemisphere in Science

Northern Hemisphere

[nôrðərn]
  1. The half of the Earth north of the equator.
  2. The half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator.
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northern hemisphere in Culture

Northern Hemisphere

The northern half of the Earth's surface; the half north of the equator.

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