[mer-i-dn] /ˈmɛr ɪ dn/
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
[muh-rid-ee-en, muh-rid-ee-en; French mey-ree-dyen] /məˌrɪd iˈɛn, məˈrɪd iˌɛn; French meɪ riˈdyɛn/ noun, plural méridiennes [muh-rid-ee-enz, muh-rid-ee-enz; French mey-ree-dyen] /məˌrɪd iˈɛnz, məˈrɪd iˌɛnz; French meɪ riˈdyɛn/ (Show IPA). French Furniture. 1. a short sofa of the Empire period, having arms of unequal height connected by a back with a sloping top.