or sem·i·spher·i·cal

[ 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.

Origin of semispheric

1655–65; semi- + spheric
Related formssem·i·sphere [sem-i-sfeer] /ˈsɛm ɪˌsfɪər/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for semi-spherical

  • We soon found a sort of semi-spherical opening in the rocks, from which the warm steam poured forth.

    The Mountains of Oregon|William Gladstone Steel
  • This is made from a solid piece of wood cut with a semi-spherical top.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats|Raymond Francis Yates
  • A cluster of incandescent lights, enclosed in a semi-spherical glass globe, was attached to the ceiling.

    A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers