meridian section


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meridian section

[mə′rid·ē·ən ‚sek·shən]
(mathematics)
The intersection of a surface of revolution with a plane that contains the axis of revolution.
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Due to the lack of explanation for the reinterpretation of the Meridian section the fact that the historic interpretation of several previous investigators support a Meridian Sand overstep, and the traditional interpretation for a Meridian Sand overstep appears to be a valid lithostratigraphic interpretation based on the stratigraphic code, the interpretation of Thompson (2000a, b) cannot be supported.