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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
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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
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depth of a person's
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spirits or the lowest point in a career .

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