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Prime Meridian

prime meridian

n.
1. A meridian used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured.
2. Prime Meridian The meridian passing through Greenwich, England, designated as the zero meridian (0°) by an international conference in 1884.

prime meridian

n
(Physical Geography) the 0° meridian from which the other meridians or lines of longitude are calculated, usually taken to pass through Greenwich

prime′ merid′ian


n.
the meridian running through Greenwich, England, from which longitude east and west is reckoned.
[1860–65]

prime meridian

(prīm)
The meridian with a longitude of 0°, used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured. It passes through Greenwich, England.

prime meridian

An imaginary north-south line of longitude that passes through Greenwich, England, and is used as the basis for longitudinal measurements on the globe.
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Noun1.prime meridian - meridian at zero degree longitude from which east and west are reckoned (usually the Greenwich longitude in England)
line of longitude, meridian - an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator; "all points on the same meridian have the same longitude"
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The Greenwich Observatory in London was not accepted as the prime meridian for all countries until the late 19th century, and Withers describes the situation before then--when every country designated its own starting point for navigation and cartography--and afterwards as everyone gradually began using the same zero.
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Since 1884, the prime meridian has been fixed at the Royal Observatory, in Greenwich, United Kingdom, though improved measurement technology has since adjusted it a little to the east of its original location.
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Yes, the world confirmed in 1884 at an international conference in Washington that an imaginary line running through Greenwich, England, would be the prime meridian dividing the Eastern and Western hemispheres of the world, the longitude by which all other places in the world would be measured.
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