Meridional

Definition of Meridional

Me`rid´i`o`nal
a.1.
1.Of or pertaining to the meridian.
2.Having a southern aspect; southern; southerly.
Offices that require heat . . . should be meridional.
- Sir H. Wotton.
Meridional distance
the distance or departure from the meridian; the easting or westing.
Meridional parts
parts of the meridian in Mercator's projection, corresponding to each minute of latitude from the equator up to 70 or 80 degrees; tabulated numbers representing these parts used in projecting charts, and in solving cases in Mercator's sailing.

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