the prime meridian


: an imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England

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Recent Examples on the Web The actual point where the prime meridian hits the Equator is in the Atlantic Ocean. Emefa Addo Agawu, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2024

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“The prime meridian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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