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meridional

[ muh-rid-ee-uh-nl ]
/ məˈrɪd i ə nl /
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adjective
of, relating to, or resembling a meridian.
characteristic of the south or of people inhabiting the south, especially of France.
southern; southerly.
noun
an inhabitant of the south, especially the south of France.
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Origin of meridional

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin merīdiōnālis “southern,” modeled on septentriōnālis “northern.”See meridian, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for meridional

meridional
/ (məˈrɪdɪənəl) /

adjective
along, relating to, or resembling a meridian
characteristic of or located in the south, esp of Europe
noun
an inhabitant of the south, esp of France

Derived forms of meridional

meridionally, adverb

Word Origin for meridional

C14: from Late Latin merīdiōnālis southern; see meridian; for form, compare septentriōnālis septentrional
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Medical definitions for meridional

meridional
[ mə-rĭdē-ə-nəl ]

adj.
Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
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Scientific definitions for meridional

meridional
[ mə-rĭdē-ə-nəl ]

Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
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