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- adj. Having the shape of a hemisphere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the form of a hemisphere: as, a hemispherical body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or being a hemisphere
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One is described as a hemispherical cup of interwoven fibres covered with skeleton leaves, slung by silken threads to the under surface of a large leaf.
Europeans preferred the compact "hemispherical" type, found, it was said, only among
The "hemispherical" firing chamber delivers more power than one that is typically slanted or miss-shapened.
Lizzie Clachan's design creates in a hemispherical wooden wall a navy-blue window in which the puppets can strut their stuff; when the walls around this peel back, the real flesh-and-blood actors are encased in larger boxes, as if everyone were on trial.
They earlier worked together to develop flexible electronics for hemispherical camera sensors and other devices that have complex shapes.
The whole hemispherical system is initiated by one initial point of detonation, or two points for an entire device of two hemispheres.
The pellets simultaneously explode to initiate the entire outer surface of a high explosive component in hemispherical form under the shell.
It is a hemispherical aluminium shell system that contains a distributed array of explosive filled channels which terminate in explosive pellets," Albright told the Guardian."
One of the biggest areas of concern for the IAEA is evidence that Iranian scientists have conducted research on hemispherical arrays of explosives, of a type used in the construction of nuclear weapons to crush a spherical core of fissile material and thereby trigger a chain reaction.
Iran's suspected activities, says the IAEA, include "producing uranium metal . . . into components relevant to a nuclear device"; "multipoint explosive initiation and hemispherical detonation studies"; and "missile re-entry vehicle redesign activities for a new payload assessed as being nuclear in nature."