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hemispherenoun [C]

uk   /ˈhem.ɪ.sfɪər/  us   /-sfɪr/
one of two ​halves of the ​earth, ​especially above or below the equator: the northern/​southern hemisphere specialized anatomy one of the two ​halves of the ​brain: the left/​right hemisphere half of a sphere (= ​ballshape): The ​bush had been ​pruned into a ​perfect hemisphere.
(Definition of hemisphere from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hemispherenoun [C]

 us   /ˈhem·əˌsfɪər/
earth science half of the ​earth: The ​equatordivides the ​earth into the ​northern and ​southern hemispheres. A hemisphere is also ​half of a ball-shaped ​object.
(Definition of hemisphere from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hemisphere”
in Spanish hemisferio…
in Vietnamese bán cầu…
in Malaysian hemisfera…
in Thai ครึ่งซีกโลก…
in French hémisphère…
in German die Halbkugel…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指地球的)半球…
in Turkish yarı küre…
in Russian полушарие…
in Indonesian belahan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指地球的)半球…
in Polish półkula…
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