What is another word for hemisphere?

Pronunciation: [hˈɛmɪsfˌi͡ə] (IPA)

Hemisphere is a term used to describe half of the Earth's surface or a section of the brain. It is an important term in geography, history, and science. Other words that can be used instead of hemisphere include half-globe, half-sphere, half-world, or even simply "half". In neuroscience, hemisphere can be replaced with "brain hemisphere" or "cerebral hemisphere". Geographically, the alternative words can include equatorial region, meridian region, and polar region. Hemisphere can also be used to describe the Northern hemisphere or Southern hemisphere which can be replaced with "North half" or "South half". These synonyms are useful when describing the Earth's geography or discussing brain function.

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Usage examples for Hemisphere

He pointed out that a vast ice-cap, covering the northern regions of our hemisphere, as was certainly the case during what is termed the glacial epoch, would cause a rise of the sea by displacing the earth's centre of gravity.
James Geikie
In the southern hemisphere, the reverse of all this would obtain.
James Geikie
Hence the winds blowing from the north would be more powerful than those coming from the southern and warmer hemisphere, and consequently the warm water of the tropics would necessarily be impelled into the southern ocean.
James Geikie

Famous quotes with Hemisphere

  • Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now. It's amazing.
    Robert Ballard
  • Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade.
    Paul Cellucci
  • Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic, but many countries in both Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies.
    Warren Christopher
  • The stakes are very high for us in Haiti. We have many important interests there. Perhaps the most important to me is our interest in the promotion of democracy in this hemisphere.
    Warren Christopher

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