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meridiannoun [C]

 us   /məˈrɪd·i·ən/
earth science an ​imaginaryline that ​passes from the ​NorthPole to the ​SouthPole through any ​place on the ​surface of the ​earth, used to show the ​position of ​places on a ​map
(Definition of meridian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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meridiannoun [C]

uk   us   /məˈrɪd.i.ən/
an ​imaginaryline between the ​NorthPole and the ​SouthPole, ​drawn on ​maps to ​help to show the ​position of a ​place: The ​prime meridian of ​longitude is in Greenwich, London.
(Definition of meridian from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meridian”
in Spanish meridiano…
in Vietnamese kinh tuyến…
in Malaysian meridian…
in Thai เส้นวงกลมที่ลากผ่านขั้วโลกเหนือและใต้ตามยาว…
in French méridien…
in German der Meridian…
in Chinese (Simplified) 子午线,经线…
in Indonesian garis bujur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 子午線,經線…
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