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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.

RELATED WORDS

austral, southerly, midi

Nearby words

merida, meriden, meridian, meridian angle, meridian circle, meridional, meridional aberration, merilee, merina, mering, meringue

Origin of meridional

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin merīdiōnālis southern, modeled on septentriōnālis septentrional. 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 Formsmeridionally, adverb

Word Origin for meridional

C14: from Late Latin merīdiōnālis southern; see meridian; for form, compare septentriōnālis septentrional
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for meridional

meridional

[ mə-rĭdē-ə-nəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
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Science definitions for meridional

meridional

[ mə-rĭdē-ə-nəl ]

Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
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