Meridian

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  • 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"
  • a town in eastern Mississippi
  • of or happening at noon; "meridian hour"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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" ,
  • a town in eastern Mississippi ,
  • 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"

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Meridian Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A meridian is an imaginary line of longitude drawn along the surface of the earth from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Geographers today measure these lines from what they call the Prime Meridian. It is the line of longitude that goes through the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Greenwich, England. They decided this at the 1884 International Meridian Conference.

Meridians, as lines of longitude, are measured in degrees. The Prime Meridian, as the starting point, is 0 (zero) degrees. Lines west of the Prime Meridian are either called west, as in "the longitude of Los Angeles, California is 118 degrees west", or as a negative number: "the longitude of Los Angeles, California is -118 degrees". Going the other direction, east of the Prime Meridian is always said as a positive number: "The longitude of Mecca is about 40 degrees east," or just "The longitude of Mecca is about 40 degrees."



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  • Meridian Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014
    BOSTON -- Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "Meridian") , the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank (the "Bank"), which also operates under the name Mt. Washington ... Read more on this news related to 'Meridian'
  • Smelter's future back in focus for Meridian
    Meridian Energy will watch first for closure by fossil fuel-fired power stations before making any decision on how it responds if the Rio Tinto, majority owner of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, exercises its option to terminate its contract on July 1 next year, Meridian's chief executive, Mark Binns, told shareholders at the company's first annual meet Read more on this news related to 'Meridian'
  • Meridian proud of performance
    It has been a bumper first year for Meridian Energy investors, the company is on track to hit forecasts for the current year and the picture is looking better for key customer the Tiwai Point smelter. Read more on this news related to 'Meridian'

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