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Definition of Hemisphere

Hemisphere

  1. A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center.
  2. Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture.
  3. The people who inhabit a hemisphere.

Hemisphere Quotations

A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?
Hugh Mackay

Africans in the United States must remember that the slave ships brought no West Indians, no Caribbeans, no Jamaicans or Trinidadians or Barbadians to this hemisphere. The slave ships brought only African people and most of us took the semblance of nationality from the places where slave ships dropped us off.
John Henrik Clarke

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
George Eliot

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.
Thomas Carlyle

Each man is always in the middle of the surface of the earth and under the zenith of his own hemisphere, and over the centre of the earth.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Hemisphere Translations

hemisphere in Dutch is hemisfeer, halfrond
hemisphere in German is Halbkugel, Hemisphere
hemisphere in Italian is emisfero, emiciclo
hemisphere in Norwegian is halvkule
hemisphere in Spanish is hemisferio, semicirculo
hemisphere in Swedish is halvklot