Najviša tačka na nebu, ona koja stoji vertikalno nad temenom posmatračevim; fig. najviša tačka, vrhunac čega; supr. nadir. (tur.)
ETYM Prob. for. high day. Related to High, and Day.
A time of triumph and exultation.
Expression of elation or wonder.
Sinonimi: longitude | line of longitude
ETYM French méridien. Related to Meridian.
Highest point; Geography, circle passing through both poles and any given place.
Half a great circle drawn on the Earth's surface passing through both poles and thus through all places with the same longitude. Terrestrial longitudes are usually measured from the Greenwich Meridian.
An astronomical meridian is a great circle passing through the celestial pole and the zenith (the point immediately overhead).
An imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator; SYN. longitude, line of longitude.
2. The culminating point
ETYM Old Eng. senyth, Old Fren. cenith, French zénith, Spanish zenit, cenit, abbrev. from Arabic samt-urras way of the head, vertical place; samt way, path + al the + ras head. Related to Azimuth.
1. The point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected.
2. (Figurative) The greatest height; the climax.
Uppermost point of the celestial horizon, immediately above the observer; the nadir is below, diametrically opposite. See celestial sphere.