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  • proper n. The Eastern Hemisphere, especially Europe and the Near East.
  • proper n. The known world before the discovery of the Americas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the Eastern Hemisphere.
  • n. The combined territories of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Eastern Hemisphere, as distinguished from The Americas, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.

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