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meridian

One of the imaginary lines running north and south and used by surveyors for reference in locating and describing land. Each area has a principal meridian as the reference for all other lines.Because of the curvature of the earth,though,meridian lines cannot remain an equal distance apart, because they converge as they approach the North Pole.As a result,correcting lines, called guide lines,are run at 24-mile intervals.The correcting lines break and then re-form at each base line.See also public land survey system.
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Quadruped; seen by star-light, and by the aid of a pocket-lamp, in the prairies of North America--see Journal for Latitude and Meridian.
When we learn to interpret our physical symptoms into the acupuncture energy meridians involved, as well as the emotions, we discover the path towards true holistic healing.
These are known as the twelve different energy meridians of the body, which can be further categorized into five elements: Water, Metal, Fire, Earth, and Wood.
The significant investment for this initiative demonstrates Meridians commitment to MAPICS and the ERP for iSeries solution.
Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, Meridian specializes in providing major vehicle components for customers such as Ford, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, and Toyota.
Meridians technology roots come from Germany and as such we already have a number of investors in the European market.