Complete Definition of "hemisphere"

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English

Pronunciation
(RP): IPA|/ËhÉmɪsfɪÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
(US): AHD|hÄ'mÄ­sfîr, IPA|/ËhÉmɪsfɪÉr/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/

Etymology
From L. hemisphærium < AGr. polytonic|ἡμιÏÏαίÏιον (hÄmisphairion) < polytonic|ἡμι- (hÄmi-) "half" and polytonic|ÏÏαá¿Ïα (sphaira) "sphere"

Noun
en-noun

  1. geometry A half-sphere, formed by a plane intersecting the center of a sphere.
  2. <!--NHalfPlanet-->geography Half of the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere.
  3. <!--NHalfBrain-->anatomy Either of the two halves of the cerebrum.

Synonyms
(anatomy: either of the two lobes of the cerebellum): cerebral hemisphere

Translations
trans-top|half-sphere
Chinese: ååé«, ååä½ (bànyuán tÇ)
Dutch: hemisfeer m
Esperanto: duonsfero, hemisfero
Finnish: puolipallo
French: hémisphère m
German: Halbkugel f
Italian: emisfero
Japanese: åçä½ (ã¯ãããããã, hankyÅ«tai), åç (ã¯ãããã, hankyÅ«)
trans-mid
Portuguese: hemisfério m
Russian: полÑÑаÑие (polušárije) n
Spanish: hemisferio m
Swedish: halvklot c, hemisfär c
Telugu: à°à°°à±à°¥à°à±à°³à°
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trans-top|half of the Earth
Dutch: halfrond n, hemisfeer m
Esperanto: duonsfero, hemisfero
Finnish: pallonpuolisko
German: Hemisphäre f, Halbkugel f (rare, e.g., in Erdhalbkugel "half the Earth")
Italian: emisfero
Japanese: åç (ã¯ãããã, hankyÅ«)
trans-mid
Portuguese: hemisfério m
Russian: полÑÑаÑие (polušárije) n
Swedish: halvklot c, hemisfär c
Telugu: à°à°°à±à°¥à°à±à°³à°
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trans-top|lobe of cerebellum
Finnish: aivopuolisko
Hebrew: ××× ×|××Ö¼× Ö¸× (unah) f
trans-mid
Russian: полÑÑаÑие (polušárije) n
Swedish: hjärnhalva c
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