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hemicycle

[hem-i-sahy-kuh l] /ˈhɛm ɪˌsaɪ kəl/
noun
1.
a semicircle.
2.
a semicircular structure.
Origin of hemicycle
1595-1605
1595-1605; < French hémicycle < Latin hēmicyclium < Greek hēmikýklion See hemi-, cycle
Related forms
hemicyclic
[hem-i-sahy-klik, -sik-lik] /ˌhɛm ɪˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for hemicycle
  • The lantern was reconstructed and replaced in its historically correct location above the hemicycle roof.
  • The central bay houses a vaulted hemicycle niche containing a drinking fountain.
British Dictionary definitions for hemicycle

hemicycle

/ˈhɛmɪˌsaɪkəl/
noun
1.
a semicircular structure, room, arena, wall, etc
2.
a rare word for semicircle
Derived Forms
hemicyclic (ˌhɛmɪˈsaɪklɪk; -ˈsɪk-) adjective
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