Hemicycle definition

hĕmĭ-sīkəl
A semicircle.
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A semicircular structure or arrangement.
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A half circle.
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A semicircular room, wall, etc.
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(architecture) A semicircular structure.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hemicycle
Plural:
hemicycles

Origin of hemicycle

  • French hémicycle from Latin hēmicyclium from Greek hēmikuklion hēmi- hemi- kuklos circle cycle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition