meridional

[muh-rid-ee-uh-nl]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a meridian.
  2. characteristic of the south or of people inhabiting the south, especially of France.
  3. southern; southerly.
noun
  1. an inhabitant of the south, especially the south of France.

Origin of meridional

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin merīdiōnālis southern, modeled on septentriōnālis septentrional. See meridian, -al1
Related formsme·rid·i·o·nal·ly, adverbtrans·me·rid·i·o·nal, adjectivetrans·me·rid·i·o·nal·ly, adverbun·me·rid·i·o·nal, adjectiveun·me·rid·i·o·nal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for meridional

austral, meridional, southerly, midi

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British Dictionary definitions for meridional

meridional

adjective
  1. along, relating to, or resembling a meridian
  2. characteristic of or located in the south, esp of Europe
noun
  1. an inhabitant of the south, esp of France
Derived Formsmeridionally, adverb

Word Origin for meridional

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

meridional

[mə-rĭdē-ə-nəl]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
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meridional in Science

meridional

[mə-rĭdē-ə-nəl]
  1. Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
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