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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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After that, the absolute difference is averaged zonally and meridionally from top to bottom.
During the occurrence of deep convection, water vapors are uplifted and condensed to form the deferent sizes of noninductive hydrometers (ice crystal, hail, drops, etc.); afterwards they are evaporated/sublimated and dispersed zonally and meridionally in the upper troposphere [2].
However, the direction of winds from the west does not mean that the shoreline was oriented meridionally, from north to south, because the waves could approach the shore obliquely.
These MSE anomalies showed striking meridionally averaged coherence with negative anomalies from the North American and Greenland sectors and positive anomalies over the North Atlantic and Eurasia and Siberia.
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