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meridional

adjective me·rid·i·o·nal \ mə-ˈri-dē-ə-nᵊl \

Definition of meridional

1 : of, relating to, or situated in the south : southern
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of people living in the south especially of France
3 : of, relating to, or situated on or along a meridian

meridionally

play \-nᵊl-ē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of meridional

Middle English, from Middle French meridionel, from Late Latin meridionalis, from Latin meridies


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meridional

noun

Definition of meridional

: a native or inhabitant of southern Europe and especially southern France

First Known Use of meridional

1878


Medical Dictionary

meridional

adjective me·rid·i·o·nal \ mə-ˈrid-ē-ən-ᵊl \

medical Definition of meridional

: of, relating to, or situated on or along a meridian
  • meridional differences in the acuity of vision
  • meridional and circular fibers of the ciliary muscle

Learn More about meridional

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of meridional


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