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HEMISPHERE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hemisphere mean? 

HEMISPHERE (noun)
  The noun HEMISPHERE has 3 senses:

1. half of the terrestrial globe
2. half of a sphere
3. either half of the cerebrum

  Familiarity information: HEMISPHERE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEMISPHERE (noun)


Sense 1hemisphere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Half of the terrestrial globe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("hemisphere" is a kind of...):

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hemisphere"):

eastern hemisphere; orient (the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia)

northern hemisphere (the hemisphere north of the equator)

southern hemisphere (the hemisphere south of the equator)

Instance hyponyms:

New World; occident; western hemisphere (the hemisphere that includes North America and South America)

Holonyms ("hemisphere" is a part of...):

Earth; globe; world (the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on)


Sense 2hemisphere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Half of a sphere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("hemisphere" is a kind of...):

subfigure (a figure that is a part of another figure)


Sense 3hemisphere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either half of the cerebrum

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

cerebral hemisphere; hemisphere

Hypernyms ("hemisphere" is a kind of...):

neural structure (a structure that is part of the nervous system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hemisphere"):

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)

Holonyms ("hemisphere" is a part of...):

cerebrum (anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans)


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