Definition of -sphere in English:

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-sphere

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1Denoting a structure or region of spherical form, especially a region around the earth: ionosphere
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  • Sorghum, which originated in Africa, is an important grain in much of the eastern hemisphere.
  • Over one-fourth of middle school students believe harvesting trees will deplete oxygen in the atmosphere.
  • With surface application, however, much of the ammonia will be lost to the atmosphere.
2Denoting an area of activity, section of society, etc., distinguished by a particular characteristic: blogosphere
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  • Architecture didn't make his list (neither did the blogosphere) but the notion implemented in our field is worth a thought, or a thesis.
  • The exploration is part of a larger cross-cultural project on the conditions for the recharging of the human sensorium within the technosphere which we now inhabit.
  • It's a tried-and-true practice in the mediasphere, and I don't want to give the impression that it's a cheat—it works, after all.

Origin

From sphere, on the pattern of (atmo)sphere.

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Syllabification: -sphere

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