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midheaven

[ mid-hev-uhn ]
/ mɪdˈhɛv ən /
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noun Astrology.
the point of a horoscope corresponding to the zenith: the cusp of the tenth house.
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Origin of midheaven

First recorded in 1585–95; mid- + heaven
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British Dictionary definitions for midheaven

Midheaven
/ (ˈmɪdˈhɛvən) /

noun astrology
the point on the ecliptic, measured in degrees, that crosses the meridian of a particular place at a particular time. On a person's birth chart it relates to the time of birthAbbreviation: MC
the sign of the zodiac containing this point

Word Origin for Midheaven

C16: initials MC represent Latin medium caeli middle of the sky
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