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noun 
  1. (geometry) A half-sphere, formed by a plane intersecting the center of a sphere.
  2. (geography) Half of the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere.
  3. (anatomy) Either of the two halves of the cerebrum.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: halfrond , hemisfeer
  • French: hémisphère
  • German: Hemisphí¤re , Halbkugel (rare, e.g., in Erdhalbkugel "half the Earth")
  • Italian: emisfero
  • Spanish: hemisferio
Etymology: From hemisphírium < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (hÄmisphairion) < (polytonic, á-) (hÄmi-) "half" and (polytonic, á) (sphaira) "sphere"


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