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semicircle

noun semi·cir·cle \ˈse-mē-ˌsər-kəl, ˈse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

: half of a circle

: an arrangement of people or things that forms a semicircle

Full Definition of SEMICIRCLE

1
:  a half of a circle
2
:  an object or arrangement of objects in the form of a half circle
semi·cir·cu·lar \ˌse-mē-ˈsər-kyə-lər\ adjective

Examples of SEMICIRCLE

  1. The children sat in a semicircle.
  2. The houses are built in a semicircle.

Origin of SEMICIRCLE

Latin semicirculus, from semi- + circulus circle
First Known Use: 1526

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb
SEMICIRCLE Defined for Kids

semicircle

noun semi·cir·cle \ˈse-mi-ˌsər-kəl\

Definition of SEMICIRCLE for Kids

:  half of a circle

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