Noun(1) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development(2) a town in eastern Mississippi(3) an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator
Adjective(1) of or happening at noon(2) being at the best stage of development
(1) Local time at all other locations on the Earth's surface is based on the Sun's position relative to the celestial meridian , an imaginary line running north and south directly overhead.(2) From 1610 he lectured on astronomy and mathematics for two years, becoming a full professor in 1615, upon which he decided to determine the meridian ; the circumference of the earth.(3) Greenwich was adopted as the universal time meridian of longitude from which standard times throughout the world are calculated.(4) The meridian line through the Observatory became the official meridian line of Paris.(5) A meridian line is a line used by astronomers, meteorologists and others to measure from.(6) In 1977 the Japanese psychologist Shizuto Masunaga, with his student Wataru Ohashi, developed a set of protocols integrating psychotherapeutic thought, meridian connection and physical pressure.(7) Shiatsu uses the meridian lines that run through the body.(8) Further round you cross the meridian line, etched in stone, beside a disused pavilion still home to the model remains of a multimedia exhibition.(9) A meridian is a pathway along which energy / Qi flows.(10) It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator, and the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.(11) Also, in the same year, he began the measurement of the arc of the meridian (longitude line) through Paris.(12) For al-Battani refraction had little effect on his meridian observations at the winter solstice because, at his more southerly site of ar-Raqqah, the sun was higher in the sky.(13) Most school students know the answer to this question: What is the meridian of longitude used to calculate Indian Standard Time?(14) If energy levels of a corresponding organ are found deficient, it suggests meridian points to work on and rectify it.(15) A year ago, the Millennium Dome, located on the meridian at Greenwich, was the centerpiece of Britain's over-the-top festivities to welcome the year 2000.(16) In order to determine the shape of the Earth, Cassini proposed measuring an arc of the meridian from the north of France to the south.