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semicircle

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

Simple Definition of semicircle

  • : half of a circle

  • : an arrangement of people or things that forms a semicircle

Full Definition of semicircle

  1. 1 :  a half of a circle

  2. 2 :  an object or arrangement of objects in the form of a half circle

semi·cir·cu·lar play \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

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