the half of the earth between the South Pole and the equator.
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Origin of Southern Hemisphere
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for southern hemisphere
noun (often capitals)
that half of the earth lying south of the equator
astronomy that half of the celestial sphere lying south of the celestial equator
Abbreviation: S hemisphere
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Scientific definitions for southern hemisphere
The half of the Earth south of the equator.
The half of the celestial sphere south of the celestial equator.
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Cultural definitions for southern hemisphere
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