How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"hemi" spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
In this sense, this is a word added to another word to make a new word.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "half" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Calcium sulfate hemihydrate is more commonly known either as Plaster of Paris.|
|The progression of the year in the Southern Hemisphere has the shortest day in June and the longest in December.|