Definitions for meridianməˈrɪd i ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

me•rid•i•anməˈrɪd i ən(n.)

  1. a great circle of the earth passing through the poles and any given point on the earth's surface. the half of such a circle included between the poles.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. the great circle of the celestial sphere that passes through its poles and the observer's zenith.

    Category: Astronomy

  3. a point or period of highest development, greatest prosperity, or the like.

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to a meridian.

  5. of or indicating a period of greatest attainment.

  6. of or pertaining to noon.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of meridian:

1350–1400; ME < L merīdiānus of noon =merīdi(ēs) midday +-ānus -an1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top(noun)

    the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

    "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"

  2. Meridian(noun)

    a town in eastern Mississippi

  3. meridian, line of longitude(adj)

    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"

  4. meridian(adj)

    of or happening at noon

    "meridian hour"

  5. prime, meridian(adj)

    being at the best stage of development

    "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning

Wiktionary

  1. meridian(Noun)

    An imaginary great circle on the Earth's surface, passing through the geographic poles.

  2. meridian(Noun)

    Either half of such a great circle, all points of which have the same longitude.

  3. meridian(Noun)

    A great circle passing through the poles of the celestial sphere and the zenith for a particular observer.

  4. meridian(Noun)

    A similar line on any general surface of revolution.

  5. meridian(Noun)

    Any of the pathways on the body along which the vital energy is thought to flow and, therefore, the acupoints are distributed.

  6. meridian(Noun)

    The highest point or state of consciousness and enlightenment achievable by a human.

  7. meridian(Adjective)

    Meridional; relating to a meridian.

  8. meridian(Adjective)

    Relating to noon

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meridian(adj)

    being at, or pertaining to, midday; belonging to, or passing through, the highest point attained by the sun in his diurnal course

  2. Meridian(adj)

    pertaining to the highest point or culmination; as, meridian splendor

  3. Meridian(adj)

    midday; noon

  4. Meridian(adj)

    hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination

  5. Meridian(adj)

    a great circle of the sphere passing through the poles of the heavens and the zenith of a given place. It is crossed by the sun at midday

  6. Meridian(adj)

    a great circle on the surface of the earth, passing through the poles and any given place; also, the half of such a circle included between the poles

Freebase

  1. Meridian

    A meridian is the half of an imaginary great circle on the Earth's surface terminated by the North Pole and the South Pole, connecting points of equal longitude. The position of a point along the meridian is given by its latitude. Each meridian is perpendicular to all circles of latitude. Each is also the same size, being half of a great circle on the Earth's surface and therefore measuring 20,003.93 km.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Meridian

    an imaginary great circle passing through the poles at right angles to the equator.

CrunchBase

  1. Meridian

    Meridian Apps, Inc. (“Meridian”) is an enterprise mobile software company for location-based businesses. Retailers, hospitals, museums, subways, corporate campuses and other venues use the Meridian’s platform to build indoor-GPS apps to engage with their visitors. Customers include Macy’s, New York City subway system, American Museum of Natural History, Boston Children’s Hospital, Intel and the Venetian hotel-resort-casino. Supporting Meridian deployment is the location-based services industry’s first content management system, Meridian Editor. Within minutes, enterprise customers can use the Meridian Editor’s AppMaker to build a full-featured app with turn-by-turn directions, add multimedia and integrate with third-party features. And app developers can use Meridian’s SDKs to add indoor navigation and indoor positioning to existing apps. Meridian was developed by the founders of Spotlight Mobile, an award-winning mobile-app development firm known for their app for Barnes & Noble, American Museum of Natural History, Conde Nast and Nike.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

meridian(noun)

an imaginary line on the earth's surface passing through the poles and any given place; any line of longitude.

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