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hem·i·sphere

hemisphere

 
 
pronunciation:
he mihs fir
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either of two halves of the earth. A hemisphere is formed by dividing the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the equator, or into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres at a meridian.
North and South America are in the Western Hemisphere.
definition 2: a half of any sphere.
If you cut that ball in half, you will have two hemispheres.
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The word hemisphere contains the following parts:
hemi- Greek prefix that means half, partly
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synonyms:
semi-, demi-
 
spher, -sphere Greek root that means ball