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1. A semicircle.
2. A semicircular structure or arrangement.

[French hémicycle, from Latin hēmicyclium, from Greek hēmikuklion : hēmi-, hemi- + kuklos, circle; see cycle.]


1. (Architecture) a semicircular structure, room, arena, wall, etc
2. (Mathematics) a rare word for semicircle
hemicyclic adj


(ˈhɛm ɪˌsaɪ kəl)

1. a semicircle.
2. a semicircular structure.
[1595–1605; < French hémicycle < Latin hēmicyclium < Greek hēmikýklion. See hemi-, cycle]
hem`i•cy′clic (-ˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hemicycle - a plane figure with the shape of half a circlehemicycle - a plane figure with the shape of half a circle
plane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shape


[ˈhemɪsaɪkl] Nhemiciclo m
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Watts; and an impression of Dupont's engraving of Delaroche's Beaux Arts hemicycle, representing the great men of all ages.
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