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hem·i·sphere

 (hĕm′ĭ-sfîr′)
n.
1.
a. A half of a sphere bounded by a great circle.
b. A half of a symmetrical, approximately spherical object as divided by a plane of symmetry.
2. Either half of the celestial sphere as divided by the ecliptic, the celestial equator, or the horizon.
3. Either the northern or southern half of the earth as divided by the equator or the eastern or western half as divided by a meridian.
4. Anatomy
a. Either of the lateral halves of the cerebrum; a cerebral hemisphere.
b. Either of the lateral halves of the cerebellum; a cerebellar hemisphere.

hem′i·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-), hem′i·spher′i·cal adj.
hem′i·spher′i·cal·ly adv.

hemisphere

(ˈhɛmɪˌsfɪə)
n
1. (Mathematics) one half of a sphere
2. (Physical Geography)
a. half of the terrestrial globe, divided into northern and southern hemispheres by the equator or into eastern and western hemispheres by some meridians, usually 0° and 180°
b. a map or projection of one of the hemispheres
3. (Astronomy) either of the two halves of the celestial sphere that lie north or south of the celestial equator
4. (Anatomy) anatomy short for cerebral hemisphere
hemispheric, ˌhemiˈspherical adj

hem•i•sphere

(ˈhɛm ɪˌsfɪər)

n.
1. (often cap.) half of the terrestrial globe or celestial sphere, esp. one of the halves into which the earth is divided.
2. a map or projection representing one of these halves.
3. a half of a sphere.
4. either of the lateral halves of the cerebrum.
5. the area within which something occurs or dominates; sphere; realm.
[1325–75; Middle English emysperie < Old French emispere < Latin hēmisphaerium < Greek hēmisphaírion. See hemi-, sphere]
hem`i•spher′ic (-ˈsfɛr ɪk) hem`i•spher′i•cal, adj.

hem·i·sphere

(hĕm′ĭ-sfîr′)
1. One half of a sphere, formed by a plane that passes through the center of the sphere.
2. Either the northern or southern half of the Earth as divided by the equator, or the eastern or western half as divided by a meridian.
3. One half of the celestial sphere. See cerebral hemisphere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hemisphere - half of the terrestrial globehemisphere - half of the terrestrial globe  
eastern hemisphere, orient - the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
New World, western hemisphere, occident - the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
earth, globe, world - the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
2.hemisphere - half of a sphere
subfigure - a figure that is a part of another figure
3.hemisphere - either half of the cerebrumhemisphere - either half of the cerebrum    
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
left brain, left hemisphere - the cerebral hemisphere to the left of the corpus callosum that controls the right half of the body
right brain, right hemisphere - the cerebral hemisphere to the right of the corpus callosum that controls the left half of the body
cerebrum - anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
Translations
نِصْف الكُرة الأرضِيَّه
polokoulehemisféra
halvkuglehemisfære
aivopuoliskopallonpuoliskopuolipallo
félteke
norîur-/suîurhvel
pusrutulio formospusrutulis
puslode
hemisférapologuľa
polobla
hemisfär

hemisphere

[ˈhemɪsfɪəʳ] N (Geog) → hemisferio m

hemisphere

[ˈhɛmɪsfɪər] n
(GEOGRAPHY)hémisphère m northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere
[brain] → hémisphère m

hemisphere

nHalbkugel f, → Hemisphäre f; (of brain)Hemisphäre f, → Gehirnhälfte f; in the northern hemisphereauf der nördlichen Halbkugel, in der nördlichen Hemisphäre

hemisphere

[ˈhɛmɪsfɪəʳ] nemisfero

hemisphere

(ˈhemisfiə) noun
one half of the Earth. Singapore and the British Isles are in the northern hemisphere.
ˌhemiˈspherical (-ˈsfe-) adjective
like half a ball in shape.

hem·i·sphere

n. hemisferio, mitad de una estructura u órgano de forma esférica.

hemisphere

n hemisferio
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When this necessary, and, happily, grateful duty had been performed, each of the foresters stooped and took a long and parting draught at that solitary and silent spring*, around which and its sister fountains, within fifty years, the wealth, beauty and talents of a hemisphere were to assemble in throngs, in pursuit of health and pleasure.
And we view Kentucke situated on the fertile banks of the great Ohio, rising from obscurity to shine with splendor, equal to any other of the stars of the American hemisphere.
I had been cutting up some caper or other --I think it was trying to crawl up the chimney, as i had seen a little sweep do a few days previous; and my stepmother who, somehow or other, was all the time whipping me, or sending me to bed supperless, --my mother dragged me by the legs out of the chimney and packed me off to bed, though it was only two o'clock in the afternoon of the 21st June, the longest day in the year in our hemisphere.
An important public character arising in that hemisphere, shall I be told that its influence will not be felt at home?
Look downward on that Globe whose hither side With light from hence, though but reflected, shines; That place is Earth the seat of Man, that light His day, which else as th' other Hemisphere Night would invade, but there the neighbouring Moon (So call that opposite fair Starr) her aide Timely interposes, and her monthly round Still ending, still renewing, through mid Heav'n; With borrowd light her countenance triform Hence fills and empties to enlighten th' Earth, And in her pale dominion checks the night.
and let every other power know that this hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.
From the first discovery of the Western Hemisphere by Columbus until the settlement of Virginia which immediately preceded that of Plymouth, the various adventurers from the ancient world had exhibited upon innumerable occasions that ardor of enterprise and that stubbornness of pursuit which set all danger at defiance, and chained the violence of nature at their feet.
The many excellent friends I have made, since my arrival in this hemisphere, has bound my heart to them to all eternity; and I will now proceed with my philosophical and profound disquisitions on what I have seen, with a perfect confidence that I shall receive credit, and an independence of opinion that is much too dear to me to consent to place it in question.
It was a part of the great system of granite mountains which forms one of the most important and striking features of North America, stretching parallel to the coast of the Pacific from the Isthmus of Panama almost to the Arctic Ocean; and presenting a corresponding chain to that of the Andes in the southern hemisphere.
By such arts they sometimes entered society on the other side before they did so at home; it was to be added at the same time that this resource was less and less valuable, for Europe, in the American world, had less and less prestige and people in the Western hemisphere now kept a watch on that roundabout road.
As a last resort, Mors Kajak, her father, and Tardos Mors, her grandfather, took command of two mighty expeditions, and a month ago sailed away to explore every inch of ground in the northern hemisphere of Barsoom.
Over a year had elapsed since they had set out to explore the northern hemisphere in search of Carthoris, and at last their disheartened people had accepted as truth the vague rumors of their death that had filtered in from the frozen region of the pole.