southern hemisphere

noun
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Southern Hemisphere

Definition of southern hemisphere

  1. :  the part of the earth that lies south of the equator

First Known Use of southern hemisphere

1652


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE Defined for Kids

Southern Hemisphere

geographical name

Definition of Southern Hemisphere for Students

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


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