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latitude
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Nicholas Nickleby
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as in: latitude and longitude Define
a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth -- calculated by using imaginary horizontal circles on the surface of the earth that are parallel to the equator
  • If I were to attempt to sum up the thousands of letters, from all sorts of people in all sorts of latitudes and climates, which this unlucky paragraph brought down upon me, I should get into an arithmetical difficulty from which I could not easily extricate myself.

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  • They estimate the satellite will fall at about 50 north latitude.
  • Just put the latitude and longitude into the navigation system and it will tell us how to get there.

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unspecified meaning
  • Mrs Squeers, when excited, was accustomed to use strong language, and, moreover, to make use of a plurality of epithets, some of which were of a figurative kind, as the word peacock, and furthermore the allusion to Nicholas’s nose, which was not intended to be taken in its literal sense, but rather to bear a latitude of construction according to the fancy of the hearers.

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as in: latitude and longitude Define
a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth -- calculated by using imaginary horizontal circles on the surface of the earth that are parallel to the equator
as in: given the latitude to Define
amount of freedom from restriction
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