Nadir

Na"dir

(n"dr), n. [F., Sp., & It. nadir; all fr. Ar. nazru's samt nadir, prop., the point opposite the zenith (as samt), in which nazr means alike, corresponding to. Cf. Azimuth, Zenith.] 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.
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2. The lowest point; the time of greatest depression.
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The seventh century is the nadir of the human mind in Europe.
Hallam.
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Nadir of the sun (Astron.), the axis of the conical shadow projected by the earth. Crabb.
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