principal meridian

Definition

The main imaginary line running north and south and crossing a base line at a definite point, used by surveyors for reference in locating and describing land under the rectangular (government) survey system of legal description.

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You may want to try and break down the principal meridian and figure out the best way to grow from it.

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After studying the maps and mapping out the principal meridian we hammered out the final location of where the new office complex would be located.

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The workers were using the principal meridian when surveying the land that a private company wished to purchase in order to build a turkey processing plant.

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