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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.]
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1. (Architecture) a semicircular structure, room, arena, wall, etc
2. (Mathematics) a rare word for semicircle
hemicyclic adj
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(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.
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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
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[ˈhemɪsaɪkl] Nhemiciclo m
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Figure 1 shows that, in this respect, the colour circle can be divided in two hemicircles, being the upper one the more susceptible to these type of effects.
Elmerson and colleagues (17) measured motion at the osteotomy site with two highly compliant displacement gauges which were constructed by welding needles onto spring steel hemicircles (Fig.