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me·rid·i·o·nal

(mĕ-rid'ē-ŏ-năl),
Relating to a meridian.

me·rid·i·o·nal

(mĕ-rid'ē-ŏ-năl)
Relating to a meridian.

meridian

(mĕ-rĭd′ē-ăn) [L. meridianus, pert. to noon]
1. An imaginary line encircling a globe at right angles to its equator and passing through the poles, or half of such a line.
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2. In complementary medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and acupuncture, any of several pathways believed to conduct energy between the surface of the body and the internal organs. Blockage along these pathways is believed to disrupt energy flow (chi or qi) and to cause imbalances that are reflected in symptoms or disease. Meridians and the energy flows they are thought to direct have eluded identification by western scientific methods. See: illustration
3. In visual field testing, a line that denotes an equal level of visual registration. meridional, adjective

meridian of eye

A circle passing through anterior and posterior poles of the eyeball.

meridional

pertaining to a meridian - a line running from pole to pole of a rounded structure.
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Trend slopes (in m/s per year) for wind speed, zonal (u) and meridional (v) components, significant at least at the 90% confidence level Sorve Pakri u v Speed u v Speed Jan 0.
This model preserves the intensity of the conveyor-belt conception's net meridional flows of cold water, but it is also consistent with measurements of the intensity of deep western boundary currents and interior flows.
Three other group Sancor, MAPFRE and Federacin Patronal each have market shares of between 6% and 8%, while HSBC La Buenos Aires, La Segunda, La Meridional, Provincia Seguros, Zurich and San Cristbal each have market shares of between 3% and 5%.
Declaracam de Malaca e India Meridional com o Cathay, manuscript, 1613; Leon Janssen (ed.
Au milieu, trone un minaret aux couleurs blancs-pourpres qui, dans sa splendeur, donne un relief particulier a la majeste des lieux, comme pour amplifier la serenite legendaire d'un lieu de culte plus que millenaire, la saga d'une zaouia exceptionnelle ayant faconne par ses faits et evenements l'histoire du Maroc meridional, sinon celle du Maroc dans sa totalite.
Most paleo valleys are located to the left of the modern valleys and on the rivers which have a meridional direction which is more pronounced.
Dans cette region du Maroc meridional, les soirees du ramadan sont traditionnellement marquees par l'afflux remarquable des fideles vers les mosquees et zaouias pour accomplir les prieres d'Al Icha'e et des tarawihs dans un cadre de profond recueillement et de piete a la mesure de la sacralite d'un mois place sous le signe de l'entraide.
Changes in the speed of the Atlantic circulation pattern - known as Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - that influences the world's oceans because it acts like a conveyor belt moving water around the planet.
In the spherical shells, because of dual central symmetry, both the values of circumferential and meridional strains and those of stresses are equal.
That fresh water flowed off of the continent into the Atlantic Ocean, where it formed a lid over the sinking end of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation -- a part of a global network of currents that brings warm water up from the tropics and today keeps Europe temperate despite its high latitudes.
An analysis of wind components on the 500 hPa isobaric level over Estonia during 1953-1998 revealed a significant increasing trend in the zonal component of wind velocity in winter and in its meridional component in March (Keevallik & Rajasalu 2001).