Definition of Greenwich meridian in English:

Greenwich meridian

Syllabification: Green·wich me·rid·i·an


  • The prime meridian, which passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England, adopted internationally as the earth’s zero of longitude in 1884.
    More example sentences
    • Here the zero lines of longitude and latitude - the Greenwich meridian and the equator - bisect.
    • Accurate measurements from space have led to another slight shift of the globe's most important line, and the GPS meridian now lies 102.48 metres east of the old Greenwich meridian.
    • I stop just outside the front door, and am rather pleased to discover that I live exactly 0°1'2 ‘west of the Greenwich meridian.’

More definitions of Greenwich meridian

Definition of Greenwich meridian in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea