Definition of Magdeburgian in English:

Magdeburgian

adjective

rare
  • Designating the Magdeburg hemispheres.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From Magdeburg, the name of a city on the Elbe river in central Germany, whose government was an official sponsor of the work of the Centuriators + -ian.

Pronunciation

Magdeburgian

/ˌmaɡdəˈbəːɡɪən/