Meridional meaning

mə-rĭd'ē-ə-nəl
Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
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Located in the south; southern.
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Of or characteristic of southern areas or people.
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An inhabitant of a southern region, especially the south of France.
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Southern; southerly.
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Of or characteristic of a southern region or people living in the south, esp. in the south of France.
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Of or like a meridian.
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A person who lives in a southern region, esp. the south of France.
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Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
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Located in the south, southern; later especially, pertaining to the south of France or other southern parts of Europe. [from 14th c.]
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(astronomy, geography) Along a north-south direction, or relative to a meridian; or relating to meridians or a meridian. [from 15th c.]
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Of or characteristic of southern areas or people, especially those in the south of France or other southern parts of Europe. [from 19th c.]
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An inhabitant of a southern region, especially the south of France.
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Origin of meridional

  • Middle English pertaining to the sun's position at noon from Old French meridionel southern from Late Latin merīdiōnālis from Latin merīdiānus of midday, southern meridian
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French meridional, from Latin merÄ«diōnālis, from merÄ«diÄ“s (“noon; south").
    From Wiktionary