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northern hemisphere

noun, often capitalized N&H

Definition of northern hemisphere

  1. :  the half of the earth that lies north of the equator



Circa 1699

First Known Use of northern hemisphere

circa 1699


NORTHERN HEMISPHERE Defined for Kids

Northern Hemisphere

geographical name

Definition of Northern Hemisphere for Students

  1. the half of the earth that lies N of the equator




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