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western hemisphere


noun (often capitals)

  1. that half of the globe containing the Americas, lying to the west of the Greenwich or another meridian
  2. the lands contained in this, esp the Americas

Example Sentences Including 'western hemisphere'

First, visit any suburban cul-de-sac in the western hemisphere.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
In January, they plan to take on Argentina's 6962m Aconcagua ---- the highest mountain in the western hemisphere.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Measuring in at up to 2.5 metres long and 135 kilos, the jaguar is the biggest, most powerful cat in the western hemisphere.
Toronto Sun (2003)
The clash erupted a few hundred yards from the convention centre where western hemisphere leaders were gathering for the three-day summit.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Using this method we have tagged nearly 100 great white sharks, which is a record for the western hemisphere.
New Scientist (2004)


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