• Northern Hemisphere
    Northern Hemisphere
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hemisphere either half of the cerebrum
    • n hemisphere half of the terrestrial globe
    • n hemisphere half of a sphere
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Southern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
The Hemispheres The Hemispheres

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere is Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. It rises 22,834 feet above sea level
    • Hemisphere A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center.
    • Hemisphere Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture.
    • Hemisphere The people who inhabit a hemisphere. "He died . . . mourned by a hemisphere ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Pacific Ocean fills nearly a complete hemisphere of the earth's surface.
    • n hemisphere A half-sphere; one half of a sphere or globe formed by a plane passing through the center. Specifically
    • n hemisphere Half of the terrestrial globe; also, half of the celestial globe, or of the surface of the heavens.
    • n hemisphere A map or projection of half of the terrestrial or the celestial sphere.
    • n hemisphere In anatomy, either of the two large convex and convoluted masses, one on each side, which together with the fornix, corpus callosum, thalamencephalon, mesencephalon, and olfactory lobes make up the cerebrum. See brain, cerebrum, and cerebral.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are no geeze in the southern hemisphere.
    • n Hemisphere hem′i-sfēr a half-sphere: half of the globe or a map of it
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  • Roger Sperry
    Roger Sperry
    “What it comes down to is that modern society discriminates against the right hemisphere.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “We dont propose to sit here in our rocking chair with our hands folded and let the Communists set up any government in the Western Hemisphere.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. hemisphaerium, Gr. ; half = sphere: cf. F. hémisphère,. See Hemi-, and Sphere
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hēmisphairionhēmi-, half, sphaira, a sphere.


In literature:

The stone is a large hemispherical block of granite, with an uneven top, bearing the carvings of two human feet.
"Roman Mosaics" by Hugh Macmillan
That image is very natural, and of the best manufacture that has been known in those remote hemispheres.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624" by Various
It is brown, tumid, and commonly somewhat more than hemispherical in shape.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
So lightsome and expansive is Manetho's heart, the hollow hemisphere of heaven seems none too roomy for it!
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
She holds a position of trust and responsibility toward the peoples and affairs of the whole Western Hemisphere.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The genus Carpinis is widely distributed throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884" by Various
The Projectile was evidently heading towards the northern hemisphere of the Moon.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
Paucity of Sea Birds, in the Northern Hemisphere.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
To each hemisphere, repelling the other, must yet come in lightning flashes the face of the whole.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
She herself, unconscious that he inhabited the same hemisphere with her, was standing up for the reel in Pierre Menard's house.
"Old Kaskaskia" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood

In poetry:

Let blind men see those lovely looks,
The deaf her laughter hear,
Wash in her living charm the soul
Of either hemisphere.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
hemispheres, and her knee-length quilt
skirt's cut to catch the squall,
I dream of her either loved or killed
because the town's too small.
"Belfast Tune" by Joseph Brodsky
These drops being temper'd with a sinner's tears,
A Balsome are for both the Hemispheres,
Curing all wounds, but mine; all, but my fears.
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
Year after year a speck on the map, divided
By a whole hemisphere, summons her to come;
Season after season, sure and safely guided,
Going away she is also coming home.
"Death of the Bird " by A D Hope
Night and her ugly subjects thou dost fright,
And sleep, the lazy owl of night;
Ashamed and fearful to appear,
They screen their horrid shapes with the black hemisphere.
"Hymn. To Light" by Abraham Cowley
I plunged whole continents beneath the deep,
And left them sepulchred a million years;
I called, and lo, the drowned lands rose from sleep,
Sundering the waters of the hemispheres.
"The Burden of Time" by Frederick George Scott

In news:

The death of a Colombian terrorist like Raul Reyes should be a moment of relief for the Western Hemisphere.
The pronghorn is the fastest land animal in the Western Hemisphere.
Federal scientists have isolated a virus in ticks that has never before appeared in the Western Hemisphere and are calling on other scientists to look for evidence of the disease-causing pathogen.
The first gene therapy in the Western Hemisphere will soon be available in Europe.
Nov 19--The first gene therapy in the Western Hemisphere will soon be available in Europe.
The Sayaendo Series has a hull shape that evolved from LNG carriers with Moss-type hemispherical tanks, (and it offers significant improvements in fuel consumption and maintainability.
The best horses of the Northern and Southern hemispheres won't meet in a race in August as hoped.
The Outback S3 terminal from Hemisphere GPS.
SAN PEDRO, Calif — The Port of Los Angeles has won 10 communications awards in an annual competition hosted by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), an alliance of more than 140 ports in the Western Hemisphere.
A Southern Hemisphere perspective Trends in Plant Science, Volume 14, Issue 8, 1 August 2009, Pages 421-435 Stephen D. Hopper and Hans LambersAbstract.
Cassini has previously confirmed the presence of large masses of liquid including Ontario Lacus, a lake in the southern hemisphere composed of liquid ethane.
The slightly sweet, very young, very fruity wine is the first of the 2012 vintage you will see from the Northern Hemisphere.
But in the Southern Hemisphere, April droughts bring doubts.
In addition to straightforward e-commerce , Gilt hoped to offer its famous "flash sales"--brief special offers at a particular time of day, on a country-by-country basis, adjusted for different time zones and hemispheres.
About half of the models predict a transition from ENSO-neutral conditions to El Niño during the Northern Hemisphere summer, with El Niño continuing through the remainder of the year.

In science:

Then F is homeomorphic to the product of the upper open semicircle of U (1) (λ-part) and the upper open hemisphere of S 2 (x-part), hence is homeomorphic to R3 .
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
The claim that ˆγ lies in a closed hemisphere was already proved in section two of [TU 1], see also the arguments later in this proof.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Pj in R3 and hence also on one side of Cj on S 2 , which was the proof in [TU 1] that ˆγ lies in a closed hemisphere.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Hence ˆγ lies in an open hemisphere, and we have finished the proof.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Thus κ(χ) = exp(2πi RS ω ), where S is the hemisphere limited by the meridian φ = α and φ = π + α.
Hamiltonian symplectomorphisms and the Berry phase