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Southern Hemisphere

the half of the earth between the South Pole and the equator.
Origin of Southern Hemisphere
1885-90 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for southern-hemisphere

southern hemisphere

noun (often capitals)
that half of the earth lying south of the equator
(astronomy) that half of the celestial sphere lying south of the celestial equator
S hemisphere
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Southern Hemisphere  
  1. The half of the Earth south of the equator.

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

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Southern Hemisphere definition

The southern half of the Earth's surface; the Earth's surface south of the equator.

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