[ sem-ee-sfeer-ik or sem-ee-sfeer-i-kuh l; -sfer-, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈsfɪər ɪk or ˌsɛm iˈsfɪər ɪ kəl; -ˈsfɛr-, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
shaped like half a sphere; hemispheric.
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Does Bimonthly Mean Twice A Month Or Every Two Months?The prefix bi- usually means ‘every two’, so bimonthly means ‘every two months’.Semi- means ‘half’ or ‘halfway’, so semimonthly means ‘every two weeks’. However, bimonthly can also mean ‘twice a month’ – but it is rarely used that way. It is best to remember that bi- is “every two” and semi- is “halfway.”
Origin of semispheric
1655–65; semi- + spheric
Related formssem·i·sphere [sem-i-sfeer] /ˈsɛm ɪˌsfɪər/, noun
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Examples from the Web for semi-sphere
It was a semi-sphere, open at the top, and but one inch in diameter.The Boy Hunters|Captain Mayne Reid