Eastern Hemisphere


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Eastern Hemisphere

The half of the earth east of the Prime Meridian. The Eastern Hemisphere is often more broadly defined as including all of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
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eastern hemisphere

n (often capitals)
1. (Placename) that half of the globe containing Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, lying east of the Greenwich meridian
2. (Placename) the lands in this, esp Asia
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East′ern Hem′isphere


n.
1. the part of the globe east of the Atlantic, including Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe, their islands, and surrounding waters.
2. that half of the earth traversed in passing eastward from the prime meridian to 180° longitude.
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East·ern Hemisphere

(ē′stərn)
The half of the Earth that includes Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eastern Hemisphere - the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australiaeastern hemisphere - the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Old World - the regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas
hemisphere - half of the terrestrial globe
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Eurasia - the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
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For two hundred years the Eastern Hemisphere had been wiped from the maps and histories of Pan-America.
My interest is keenest, perhaps, not so much in relation to known facts as to speculation upon the unknowable of the two centuries that have rolled by since human intercourse between the Western and Eastern Hemispheres ceased--the mystery of Europe's state following the termination of the Great War--provided, of course, that the war had been terminated.
I set the pointer here upon the right-hand dial which represents the eastern hemisphere of Barsoom, so that the point rests upon the exact latitude and longitude of Helium.
Chief executive Robin Watson said: "Strong margin improvement and profit growth in the first half was led by activities in energy markets in the eastern hemisphere and our environment and infrastructure operations in North America, together with cost synergies."
Meanwhile the new Blackburn site will remain busy as it serves countries around the eastern hemisphere.
It is only after the 2006 war that we knew we would be punished for increasingly aligning ourselves with the eastern hemisphere as it began to strengthen its grip over Lebanese politics.
The Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El-Molla has discussed with Joe Rainey, Halliburton's Eastern Hemisphere President, bilateral cooperation in light of the ministry's strategy to expand in exploration and production (E and P) activities and professional capacity building, Egypt Oil and Gas reports.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Statements of US officials that some countries from the Eastern Hemisphere should not cooperate with Latin American countries are ridiculous, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Halliburton's Eastern Hemisphere President, Joe Rainey said: "We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with KOC and implement our integrated services and innovative technologies to accelerate offshore development, reduce drilling and completions costs and increase recovery."
Halliburton Eastern Hemisphere President Joe Rainey said: "We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with KOC and implement our integrated services and innovative technologies to accelerate offshore development, reduce drilling and completions costs and increase recovery."
Commenting on the contract, Halliburton's president for its Eastern Hemisphere business, Joe Rainey, said:"We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Kuwait Oil Company and implement our integrated services and innovative technologies to accelerate offshore development, reduce drilling and completions costs and increase recovery."

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