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northern hemisphere

1. that half of the globe lying north of the equator
2. Astronomy that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator
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Northern Hemisphere

[′nȯr·thərn ′hem·i‚sfir]
(geography)
The half of the earth north of the Equator.
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