meridional

adjective
me·​rid·​i·​o·​nal | \ mə-ˈri-dē-ə-nᵊl How to pronounce meridional (audio) \

Definition of meridional

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

meridional

noun

Definition of meridional (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from meridional

Adjective

meridionally \ mə-​ˈri-​dē-​ə-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce meridional (audio) \ adverb

Examples of meridional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective For 2000 years, vineyards have been exploited in the Bordeaux region thanks to its mild oceanic climate coupled with meridional shades. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Scientists say a long-term pattern of climate variability called the Atlantic meridional mode helps determine the level of hurricane activity. Henry Fountain, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, called AMOC, is a key conveyor belt for ocean water and air, creating weather. CBS News, 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of meridional

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meridional

Adjective

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

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The first known use of meridional was in the 14th century

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meridional

meridional difference of latitude

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“Meridional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meridional. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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meridional

adjective
me·​rid·​i·​o·​nal | \ mə-ˈrid-ē-ən-ᵊl How to pronounce meridional (audio) \

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

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