Principal Meridian

Definition:  imaginary line running north and south and intersecting a base line at a definite point, used by surveyors as reference to locate land under the government survey system

Pronunciation:   \ˈprin(t)-s(ə-)pəl\ \mə-ˈri-dē-ən\

Used in a Sentence:   The Tallahassee principal meridian and base line are the reference lines that govern surveys in Florida.

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