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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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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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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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The half of the Earth that includes Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
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|Noun||1.||eastern 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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