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meridional

 : 
Adjective, Noun
 : 
me=rid=i=o=nal

CIDE DICTIONARY

meridionala. [F. méridional, L. meridionalis, fr. meridies midday. See Meridian.].
  •  Of or pertaining to the meridian.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having a southern aspect; southern; southerly.  [1913 Webster]
    "Offices that require heat . . . should be meridional."  [1913 Webster]
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.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

meridional, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 of or in the south (esp. of Europe).
2 of or relating to a meridian.
--n. an inhabitant of the south (esp. of France).

Etymology
ME f. OF f. LL meridionalis irreg. f. L meridies: see MERIDIAN

ROGET THESAURUS

meridional

Summit

N summit, summity, top, peak, vertex, apex, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, pitch, maximum, climax, culminating point, crowning point, turning point, turn of the tide, fountain head, water shed, water parting, sky, pole, tip, tip top, crest, crow's nest, cap, truck, nib, end, crown, brow, head, nob, noddle, pate, capsheaf, high places, heights, topgallant mast, sky scraper, quarter deck, hurricane deck, architrave, frieze, cornice, coping stone, zoophorus, capital, epistyle, sconce, pediment, entablature, tympanum, ceiling, attic, loft, garret, house top, upper story, summit conference, summit, peak of achievement, peak of performance, peaks and troughs, peaks and valleys (in graphs), highest &c (high), top, top most, upper most, tiptop, culminating, meridian, meridional, capital, head, polar, supreme, supernal, topgallant, atop, at the top of the tree, en flute, fleur deau.


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