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latitude

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1  —as in:
latitude and longitude
Definition 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
  • They estimate the satellite will fall at about 50® north latitude.
latitude = 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
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Just put the latitude and longitude into the navigation system and it will tell us how to get there.
  • This solar power solution will work in temperate latitudes.
  • A boy has to learn his numbers, but the only proper use for them is to find your latitude with a cross-staff.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • latitude = a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth
  • We took it, that somewhere about the 47th degree, north latitude, would be the place chosen for crossing the country between the river and the Carpathians.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • latitude = a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth
  • A few miles of difference in latitude could mean a 180-degree difference in current direction, and no one knew where the plane had hit.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • latitude = a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth
  • Although falling short of the length of the Mississippi-Missouri, the Nile is at the head of all rivers as regards the length of its basin, which extends through 35 degrees of latitude ...
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • latitude = a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth
  • We have already reached a very high latitude; but it is the height of summer, and although not so warm as in England, the southern gales, which blow us speedily towards those shores which I so ardently desire to attain, breathe a degree of renovating warmth which I had not expected.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • latitude = a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth
  • —yes, that's about the right distance—but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • latitude = 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
  • The name of the town is Grover's Corners, New Hampshire—just across the Massachusetts line: latitude 42 degrees 40 minutes; longitude 70 degrees 37 minutes.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder

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2  —as in:
given the latitude to
Definition amount of freedom from restriction
  • She allows her children considerable latitude in how they lead their lives.
latitude = amount of freedom from restriction
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Every employee at this company is given enough latitude to solve customer problems on the spot.
  • He did not want them to die of love; but with sense and temper which ought to have made him judge and feel better, he allowed himself great latitude on such points.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • latitude = freedom from restriction
  • But Hester Prynne, with a mind of native courage and activity, and for so long a period not merely estranged, but outlawed from society, had habituated herself to such latitude of speculation as was altogether foreign to the clergyman.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
latitude = freedom from restriction

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Less commonly:
Much more rarely, latitude is used with an analogous meaning in astronomy.

Much more rarely, latitude is can more specifically reference the range of light exposures suitable to film.
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