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hemisphere British & World English

A half of a sphere

eastern hemisphere British & World English

The half of the earth containing Europe, Asia, and Africa

western hemisphere British & World English

The half of the earth containing the Americas

northern hemisphere British & World English

The half of the earth that is north of the equator

southern hemisphere British & World English

The half of the earth that is south of the equator

cerebral hemisphere in hemisphere British & World English

Each of the two parts of the cerebrum (left and right) in the brain of a vertebrate

Magdeburg hemispheres British & World English

A pair of copper or brass hemispheres joined to form a hollow globe from which the air can be extracted to demonstrate the pressure of the atmosphere, which then prevents them from being pulled apart