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Meaning of MERIDIONAL

Pronunciation:  mu'rideeunl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  located in the south or characteristic of southern people or places
  2. [adj]  of or relating to a meridian
 

MERIDIONAL is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: southern
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Me*rid"i*o*nal\, a. [F. m['e]ridional, L.
meridionalis, fr. meridies midday. See {Meridian}.]
1. Of or pertaining to the meridian.

2. Having a southern aspect; southern; southerly.

         Offices that require heat . . . should be
         meridional.                           --Sir H.
                                               Wotton.

{Meridional distance}, the distance or departure from the
   meridian; the easting or westing.

{Meridional parts}, parts of the meridian in Mercator's
   projection, corresponding to each minute of latitude from
   the equator up to 70 or 80 degrees; tabulated numbers
   representing these parts used in projecting charts, and in
   solving cases in Mercator's sailing.

 

 

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