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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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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
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[ˈhemɪsaɪkl] Nhemiciclo m
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Rekhila persiste et signe, le nouveau president aura du mal a gerer l'Assemblee face a un hemicycle ou la majorite est detenue par le FLN et le RND et l'opposition est islamiste.
Deposee par le SPEu (Parti Social-democrate, centre gauche) a qui le FPEu (Parti de la liberte d'Autriche, extreme-droite) a emboite le pas, cette motion de censure a immediatement pousse le chancelier vers la porte de sortie des lors que ces deux formations disposent, a elles seules, d'une majorite ecrasante de 103 deputes dans un hemicycle comprenant 193 sieges.
A view of the inside of the European Parliament hemicycle with journalists are attending the European elections results in the European Parliament in Brussels on May 26, 2019.
(TAP) - The employees of the parliament annex building (former chamber of councilors) were banned to reach the hemicycle of the House of People's Representatives (HPR), where a dialogue session is held with the Prime Minister, said Secretary General of the Union of the HPR staff Abdelbasset Hasnaoui Thursday.
The same forces have left our own country, Scotland, a bitter polity, instead of the laboratory of hemicycle democracy it set out to be.
The second section of the Northern Hemicycle has a length of 23 km and is between Valchi Dol and Preselka.
We began our sightseeing at the European Parliament Hemicycle -- the main office of the members of the European Parliament.
Then followed preparation for the main event of the programme, the visit to the Hemicycle - the main debating chamber of the Parliament.
Its original hemicycle of buildings, designed by the architects Aston Webb and Ingress Bell in the 1900s, is built from Accrington Red bricks.
Almost all these intervals coincide with transgressive facies cycles, except for the Late Sinemurian interval that coincides with a regressive hemicycle. In the Iberian Range of Central Spain, Sinemurian and Pliensbachian deposits are mainly represented by organic-poor shallow platform carbonate facies with minor transgressive marls (Gomez and Goy, 2005) but many of the recognized cycles have similar ages to the cycles found in the Asturian Basin.