Northern Hemisphere

Northern Hemisphere

noun
the half of the earth between the North Pole and the equator.

Origin:
1885–90

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northern hemisphere
 
n
1.  that half of the globe lying north of the equator
2.  astronomy that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator

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Northern Hemisphere   (nôr'ərn)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The half of the Earth north of the equator.

  2. The half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator.


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Northern Hemisphere definition


The northern half of the Earth's surface; the half north of the equator.

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