eastern hemisphere

noun
variants: or Eastern Hemisphere

Definition of eastern hemisphere

: the half of the earth east of the Atlantic Ocean including Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa

Examples of eastern hemisphere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The car-sized Perseverance rover landed six months ago inside Jezero Crater, an ancient impact crater located just above the Martian equator in the planet's eastern hemisphere. David Bressan, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 Their work suggests that the hilal should not have appeared in the eastern hemisphere until June 4th. The Economist, 6 June 2019 The strategy serves as the latest sign the Administration wants to pivot from the morass of violence and counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East to intensify great power competitions in the western and eastern hemispheres. W.j. Hennigan, Time, 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of eastern hemisphere

1624, in the meaning defined above

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“Eastern hemisphere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastern%20hemisphere. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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