Nadir

Definition of Nadir

Na´dir   Pronunciation: nā´dẽr
n.1.That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
2.The lowest point; the time of greatest depression.
The seventh century is the nadir of the human mind in Europe.
- Hallam.
Nadir of the sun
(Astron.) the axis of the conical shadow projected by the earth.
- Crabb.

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