meridional

[muh-rid-ee-uh-nl]

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 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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British Dictionary definitions for meridional

meridional

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
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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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