Greenwich

geographical name
Green·​wich

Definition of Greenwich

1 \ ˈgri-​nij How to pronounce ˈgri-nij (audio) , ˈgre-​ , -​nich \ borough of eastern Greater London, England population 254,557

Note: The meridian that passes through Greenwich, which is called the Prime Meridian or the Greenwich Meridian, serves as the basis for standard time throughout much of the world and marks the dividing point between east longitude and west longitude.

2 \ ˈgre-​nich How to pronounce ˈgre-nich (audio) , ˈgrēn-​ˌwich , ˈgrin-​ˌwich \ town on Long Island Sound in southwestern Connecticut population 61,171

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