[mer-i-duh] /ˈmɛr ɪ də/
[me-ree-th ah] /ˈmɛ riˌðɑ/
a city in and the capital of Yucatán, in SE Mexico.
a city in W Venezuela.
[yoo-kuh-tan; Spanish yoo-kah-tahn] /ˌyu kəˈtæn; Spanish ˌyu kɑˈtɑn/
a peninsula in SE Mexico and N Central America comprising parts of SE Mexico, N Guatemala, and Belize.
a state in SE Mexico, in N Yucatán Peninsula. 14,868 sq. mi. (38,510 sq. km).
/ˌjuːkəˈtɑːn; Spanish jukaˈtan/
a state of SE Mexico, occupying the N part of the Yucatán peninsula. Capital: Mérida. Pop: 1 655 707 (2000). Area: 39 340 sq km (15 186 sq miles)
a peninsula of Central America between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, including the Mexican states of Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo, and part of Belize: a centre of Mayan civilization from about 100 bc to the 18th century. Area: about 181 300 sq km (70 000 sq miles)
a city in SE Mexico, capital of Yucatán state: founded in 1542 on the site of the ancient Mayan city of T’ho; centre of the henequen industry; university. Pop: 919 000 (2005 est)
a city in W Venezuela: founded in 1558 by Spanish conquistadores; University of Los Andes (1785). Pop: 319 000 (2005 est)
a market town in W Spain, in Extremadura, on the Guadiana River: founded in 25 bc; became the capital of Lusitania and one of the chief cities of Iberia. Pop: 52 110 (2003 est) Latin name Augusta Emerita
said to be from a local word meaning “massacre.”
Yucatán [(yooh-kuh-tan, yooh-kuh-tahn)]
Peninsula mostly in southeastern Mexico, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico.
Note: It is the location of many Mayan ruins.
[mer-i-dn] /ˈmɛr ɪ dn/ noun 1. a city in central Connecticut.
[muh-rid-ee-uh n] /məˈrɪd i ən/ noun 1. Geography. 2. Astronomy. the great circle of the celestial sphere that passes through its poles and the observer’s zenith. 3. a point or period of highest development, greatest prosperity, or the like. 4. (in acupuncture) any of the pathways in the body along which vital energy flows. adjective […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. the angle, measured eastward or westward through 180°, between the celestial meridian of an observer and the hour circle of a celestial body.
noun, Astronomy. 1. a transit instrument provided with a graduated vertical scale, used to measure the declinations of heavenly bodies and to determine the time of meridian transits. noun 1. an instrument used in astronomy for determining the declination and right ascension of stars. It consists of a telescope attached to a graduated circle