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chromatic having to do with a musical scale, where the difference between each note is one half step. [1/2 definitions]
chromatic scale a musical scale of half steps.
cup a unit of measure equal to eight fluid ounces or one half pint. (abbreviated: c) [1/5 definitions]
Eastern Hemisphere the half of the earth that contains Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
flat1 a musical tone that is a half step lower than another. [1/11 definitions]
half to the extent of half or approximately half. [1/5 definitions]
half-mast a point halfway down a flagpole. A flag is flown at half-mast as a sign of respect or sorrow when someone has died or, on a ship, as a signal of great need or trouble.
halfway half the way between two ends or points. [2/4 definitions]
halves plural of half.
hemisphere a half of any sphere. [1/2 definitions]
Hercules a hero in Greek and Roman mythology. Hercules was half man and half god and known for his amazing strength.
majority the greater number or amount; a number or amount greater than half. [2/3 definitions]
major scale a musical scale of whole steps, with two half-steps that occur between the third and fourth steps and the seventh and eighth steps.
measuring cup a specially designed cup used in cooking for measuring ingredients. Some measuring cups are designed to hold one specific amount of an ingredient such as a half cup, third cup, or quarter cup. Many large measuring cups are marked to show different levels of capacity.
meridian an imaginary circle around the earth that passes through the North and the South Pole, or either half of such a circle from one pole to the other. [1/2 definitions]
minority a part or amount that is less than half the total. [1/2 definitions]
minor scale any musical scale in which there is a half-step between the second and third tones and seventh and eighth tones.
Northern Hemisphere the half of the earth that is north of the equator.
pelican a large water bird that lives in warm areas. It has a pouch in the lower half of its long bill for catching and holding fish.
pint a unit of measure equal to sixteen fluid ounces or one half quart. (abbreviated: pt.)
semester one half of a school or college year.