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meridian

me·rid·i·an

meridian

 
pronunciation:
m rI di n
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a great circle circumscribing the earth and passing through both poles, or either half of such a circle from one pole to the other.
similar words:
great circle, prime meridian
definition 2: a similar circle that passes through the poles of the celestial sphere.
definition 3: the highest point or peak; zenith.
synonyms:
acme, peak, zenith
similar words:
apex, apogee, climax, crest, crown, culmination, height, pinnacle, summit, top
definition 4: in acupuncture, any of the energy pathways in the body.
similar words:
pathway
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to a meridian.
similar words:
longitudinal, vertical
definition 2: of or pertaining to the hour of noon, when the sun is at the celestial meridian.
synonyms:
noonday
similar words:
midday
definition 3: of or pertaining to the highest point or peak stage; crowning or climactic.
synonyms:
climactic, crowning
similar words:
apical, consummate, culminating, peak, supreme, top, uppermost
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