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  1. latitude

    • IPA[ˈlatɪtjuːd]

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    • n.
      the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of the equator of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes;regions, especially with reference to their temperature and distance from the equator
    • noun: latitude, plural noun: latitudes

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    • 1. the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of the equator of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes:

      at a latitude of 51° N

      lines of latitude

    • 2. regions, especially with reference to their temperature and distance from the equator:

      temperate latitudes

      northern latitudes

    • 3. scope for freedom of action or thought:

      journalists have considerable latitude in criticizing public figures

    • 4. the range of exposures for which an emulsion or printing paper will give acceptable contrast:

      a film with a latitude which is outstanding

    • n. the angle made with the plane of the equator by a perpendicular to the earth's surface at any point.

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    • n. the angular distance of a point north or south of the ecliptic.

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    • n. the difference between a given latitude and 90°.

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    • n. the latitude at which a planet would appear if viewed from the centre of the earth.

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    • n. the angular distance of a point north or south of the ecliptic.

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    • n. a notional circle of constant latitude on the earth's surface, parallel to the equator:

    • Britain is on the same line of latitude as Siberia

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    • plural regions near the equator.

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    • plural a belt of calm air and sea occurring in both the northern and southern hemispheres between the trade winds and the westerlies.

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    • IPA[ˈladəˌt(y)o͞od]

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    • n.
      the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes:
    • at a latitude of 51° N

      lines of latitude

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