Greenwich Meridian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Greenwich Meridian the meridian passing through Greenwich; was internationally adopted as the earth's zero of longitude in 1884
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Usage

In literature:

Tristan d'Acunha is situated in 37 degrees 8' of southern latitude, and 10 degrees 44' of longitude west of the meridian at Greenwich.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
W. from the meridian of Greenwich.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
Other States, equally important by their merchant marine, especially the United States, make use of the Greenwich meridian.
"International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a Prime Meridian and a Universal Day. October, 1884." by Various
They were then in 55 degrees 57 minutes latitude and 7 degrees 40 minutes longitude by the Greenwich meridian.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
The actual difference between the meridians of Greenwich and Cape Town is one hour fourteen minutes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Find on the map the place whose latitude is 39° and longitude 77° west of the meridian of Greenwich.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy" by George C. Comstock
Within this watershed, parallel 12 1/2 north of the equator intersects the 125th meridian of longitude east of Greenwich.
"The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912" by James H. Blount
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In science:

UT), a measure which is synonymous with mean solar time at the meridian of Greenwich.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
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