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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hemi·sphere /ˈhɛməˌsfɪr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 hemi·sphere /-ˌsfɪ(ə)r/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hem·i·sphere n.
 1. A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center.
 2. Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture.
 3. The people who inhabit a hemisphere.
    He died . . . mourned by a hemisphere.   --J. P. Peters.
 Cerebral hemispheres. Anat. See Brain.
 Magdeburg hemispheres Physics, two hemispherical cups forming, when placed together, a cavity from which the air can be withdrawn by an air pump; -- used to illustrate the pressure of the air. So called because invented by Otto von Guericke at Magdeburg.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: half of the terrestrial globe
      2: half of a sphere
      3: either half of the cerebrum [syn: cerebral hemisphere]