semicircle

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

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

semicircular

play \ˌse-mē-ˈsər-kyə-lər\ adjective

Examples of semicircle in a Sentence

  1. The children sat in a semicircle.

  2. The houses are built in a semicircle.

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Origin and Etymology of semicircle

Latin semicirculus, from semi- + circulus circle

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SEMICIRCLE Defined for English Language Learners

semicircle

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Definition of semicircle for English Language Learners

  • : half of a circle

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


SEMICIRCLE Defined for Kids

semicircle

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noun semi·cir·cle \ˈse-mi-ˌsər-kəl\

Definition of semicircle for Students

  1. :  half of a circle


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