hemicycle

[hem-i-sahy-kuhl]
noun
1.
a semicircle.
2.
a semicircular structure.

Origin:
1595–1605; < French hémicycle < Latin hēmicyclium < Greek hēmikýklion See hemi-, cycle

hemicyclic [hem-i-sahy-klik, -sik-lik] , adjective
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hemicycle (ˈhɛmɪˌsaɪkəl)
 
n
1.  a semicircular structure, room, arena, wall, etc
2.  a rare word for semicircle
 
hemicyclic
 
adj

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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.
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