Definition of Eastern hemisphere

1. Noun. The hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia.

Exact synonyms: Orient
Terms within: Old World, Africa, Australia, Eurasia
Generic synonyms: Hemisphere

Definition of Eastern hemisphere

1. Noun. The hemisphere of the Earth to the east of the Greenwich Meridian (zero degree longitude) and west of 180 degrees longitude (approximately the International Date Line). ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of Eastern Hemisphere) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eastern Hemisphere

eastern chipmunk
eastern coral snake
eastern cottontail
eastern cricket frog
eastern dasyure
eastern equine encephalomyelitis
eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus
eastern fence lizard
eastern flowering dogwood
eastern fox squirrel
eastern gorilla
eastern gorillas
eastern gray squirrel
eastern grey kangaroo
eastern ground snake
eastern hemisphere (current term)
eastern hemlock
eastern indigo snake
eastern jackrabbit
eastern jackrabbits
eastern kingbird
eastern lowland gorilla
eastern meadowlark
eastern narrow-mouthed toad
eastern pipistrel
eastern poison oak
eastern red-backed salamander
eastern red cedar
eastern spruce
eastern tarantula

Literary usage of Eastern hemisphere

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"The Deserts of the eastern hemisphere, i. The Desert District of North Africa and South- West Asia. Extent. Climate. Character of the country. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"About half of 'them have powerfully prehensile tails, a character unknown among the monkeys of the eastern hemisphere. Bats are very numerous, ..."

3. Harper's Introductory Geography (1883)
"What is the eastern hemisphere sometimes called? Why? When and by whom was the New World discovered ? ... Which continents are in the eastern hemisphere ? ..."

4. "Realms of Gold": A Catalogue of Maps in the Library of the American by Murphy D. Smith (1991)
"87a-87b [eastern hemisphere. A topographical map showing Europe, Africa and Asia. 1796]. Scale: 13.7 cm. diameter. Size: 14.6 x 15.9 cm. ..."

5. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1907)
"In Table V., where the groups seen in each lune were summed up together, the preponderance of the eastern hemisphere was 9-4 per cent. ..."

6. The Art of Debate by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1900)
"EXPANSION IN THE eastern hemisphere. (Speech delivered by Mr. Edward Sherwood Meade, of the University of Pennsylvania, in the Cornell-Pennsylvania Debate ..."

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