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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The half circle made by a line passing north and south across the surface of the earth, from one pole to the other.

Usage examples (37)
  • The West begins where the average annual rainfall drops below twenty inches. When you reach the line which marks that drop - for convenience, the one hundredth meridian...
  • meridian hour
  • All points on the same meridian have the same longitude
  • The largest meridian is 180 degrees as you ought to know very well. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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