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[hem-ee] /ˈhɛm i/

noun, Automotive.
an internal-combustion engine having hemispherical combustion chambers.
a combining form meaning “half,” used in the formation of compound words:
half: hemicycle, hemisphere Compare demi- (sense 1), semi- (sense 1)

word-forming element meaning “half,” from Greek hemi- “half,” from PIE root *semi-, which is the source of Sanskrit sami, Latin semi- (see semi-), Old High German sami- “half,” and Old English sam-, denoting a partial or imperfect condition (see sandblind).

hemi- pref.
Half: hemicardia.
A prefix meaning “half,” as in hemisphere, half a sphere.


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