Pronunciation: /ˈhɛm.ɪˌsfɪər/ Explain

A hemisphere is one half of a sphere. A hemisphere can be formed by cutting off a sphere with a plane that passes through the center of the sphere.

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  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, hemisphere. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 90. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Hemisphere. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/h/hemisphere.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/16/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
5/5/2011: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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