Meridional parts
Meridional Me*rid"i*o*nal, a. [F. m['e]ridional, L. meridionalis, fr. meridies midday. See {Meridian}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the meridian. [1913 Webster]

2. Having a southern aspect; southern; southerly. [1913 Webster]

Offices that require heat . . . should be meridional. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

{Meridional distance}, the distance or departure from the meridian; the easting or westing.

{Meridional parts}, parts of the meridian in Mercator's projection, corresponding to each minute of latitude from the equator up to 70 or 80 degrees; tabulated numbers representing these parts used in projecting charts, and in solving cases in Mercator's sailing. [1913 Webster]


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