Meaning of hemisphere
Pronunciation: (hem'i-sfēr"), [key]
- (often cap.) half of the terrestrial globe or celestial sphere, esp. one of the halves into which the earth is divided. Cf. Eastern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere.
- a map or projection representing one of these halves.
- a half of a sphere.
- either of the lateral halves of the cerebrum or cerebellum.
- the area within which something occurs or dominates; sphere; realm.
- hemisphere (Thesaurus)