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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·rid·i·o·nal a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the meridian.
 2. Having a southern aspect; southern; southerly.
    Offices that require heat . . . should be meridional.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 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.