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NADIR (Arabic nadir, " opposite to," ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 149 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NADIR (Arabic nadir, " opposite to," used elliptically for nadir-es-semt, "opposite to the zenith "), a term used in astronomy for the point in the heavens exactly opposite to the zenith, the zenith and nadir being the two poles of the horizon. It is thus used figuratively of the lowest depth of a person's spirits or the lowest point in a career. -
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