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1. Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
2. Located in the south; southern.
3. Of or characteristic of southern areas or people.
An inhabitant of a southern region, especially the south of France.

[Middle English, pertaining to the sun's position at noon, from Old French meridionel, southern, from Late Latin merīdiōnālis, from Latin merīdiānus, of midday, southern; see meridian.]


1. (Physical Geography) along, relating to, or resembling a meridian
2. (Physical Geography) characteristic of or located in the south, esp of Europe
(Peoples) an inhabitant of the south, esp of France
[C14: from Late Latin merīdiōnālis southern; see meridian; for form, compare septentriōnālis septentrional]
meˈridionally adv


(məˈrɪd i ə nl)

1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a meridian.
2. characteristic of the south or of people inhabiting the south, esp. of France.
3. southern; southerly.
4. an inhabitant of the south, esp. the south of France.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin merīdiōnālis southern. See meridian, -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meridional - of or relating to a meridianmeridional - of or relating to a meridian  
2.meridional - located in the south or characteristic of southern people or placesmeridional - located in the south or characteristic of southern people or places
southern - situated in or coming from regions of the south; "the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations"


[məˈrɪdɪənl] ADJmeridional
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It lies among those low spurs of the Alleghanies which cover the midland counties of New York, and it is a little east of a meridional line drawn through the centre of the State.
As exemplifying the effects of climatal changes on distribution, I have attempted to show how important has been the influence of the modern Glacial period, which I am fully convinced simultaneously affected the whole world, or at least great meridional belts.
His naturally dark complexion had assumed a still further shade of brown from the habit the unfortunate man had acquired of stationing himself from morning till eve at the threshold of his door, on the lookout for guests who seldom came, yet there he stood, day after day, exposed to the meridional rays of a burning sun, with no other protection for his head than a red handkerchief twisted around it, after the manner of the Spanish muleteers.
Le commissaire Stylianides a egalement reitere l'engagement de l'UE a soutenir la Tunisie en tant que partenaire cle en matiere de protection civile dans son grand voisinage meridional.
During the uniaxial deformation, an elliptical scattering emerges in SAXS patterns, where the long axis was on the meridional direction.
company, Parker International, and a Brazilian company, Meridional Meat.
The dynamic component is linked to the enhanced flux of wave activity into the lower stratosphere and changes in the meridional propagation of wave activity within the stratosphere when ACRE are included in the simulation.
In any event, Greenwich's supremacy took a while to catch on: other cities, notably Jerusalem, continued to be touted as alternatives and, for several decades, people around the globe stubbornly stuck to their local meridional guns regardless of what the boffins had decreed.
According to a paper published this week in the journal Science Advances said most climate models wrongly assume the relative stability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).
En el ano 2013 la metropolia ortodoxa rumana de Europa occidental y meridional organizo unas jornadas bajo el titulo del libro que presentamos, que convocaron a catolicos y ortodoxos sobre el tema del primado romano y los primados territoriales, y analizar formas de acercamiento teologico entre las respectivas Iglesias.
1998), precisions of the prime vertical and meridional components are 6" and 3", respectively.
The patients were classified into different types of amblyopia like anisometropic, strabismic, sensory deprivation and meridional amblyopia.