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[hem-i-sfer-i-kuh l] /ˌhɛm ɪˈsfɛr ɪ kəl/
having the form of a hemisphere.
hemispheric (def 1).
Origin of hemispherical
1615-25; hemi- + spherical
Related forms
hemispherically, adverb
subhemispherical, adjective
subhemispherically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After you clamp it on, you lift the tree and slip its receptacle-covered base into a hemispherical stand.
  • But, unlike an old-school flat stand, the pole is stuck into a hemispherical apparatus.
  • One possibility is reflection of the downward hemispherical wave off a deeper layer of rock.
  • The relative wind is found from the pressure distribution over the hemispherical head of the probe.
  • Initial hemispherical and specular reflectivity was low due to a vacuum problem during the manufacturing process.
  • Acorns are nearly hemispherical in shape and are enclosed at the base in a shallow cup.

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