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hemisphere

Pronunciation: /ˈheməsfɪr; ˈhemɪsfɪə(r)/

Translation of hemisphere in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Geography/Geografía] hemisferio (masculine) the northern/southern hemisphere el hemisferio norte/sur
    Example sentences
    • The direction follows the magnetic poles of the Earth between the Southern and Northern hemispheres.
    • In both the northern and southern hemispheres aridity occurs at latitudes characterized by more or less permanent high pressure cells and hot dry subsiding air.
    • Countries in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres continue to treat the world's rivers, seas and oceans as dumping grounds.
    1.2 [Anatomy/Anatomía] hemisferio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The vertebrobasilar arteries supply the brain stem, cerebellum, and occipital lobes; the cerebral hemispheres are supplied through the carotid arteries.
    • Sensory axons extend from the skin of the big toe to the base of the brain; and motor axons run from the motor cortex of the cerebral hemispheres right down to motor neurons at the bottom of the spinal cord.
    • The left brain hemisphere posterior speech areas showed much greater activation for forward than backward speech.
    1.3 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] semiesfera (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The sculpture consists of an elliptical loop of steel, attached to which are spheres and hemispheres fashioned from strips of steel.
    • The code was validated by comparing the computed forces and torques with the analytic solutions for a hemisphere and sphere in point contact with the wall and also computations for axisymmetric spherical caps and spheroids.
    • When set, gently remove from molds and form eight spheres by gently pressing two hemispheres together at their centers and rolling between hands.

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