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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.
  • 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
  • —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
  • It is a climbing ornamental vine found in temperate latitudes, and came originally from the Orient.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • "If we were in higher latitudes, your Majesty," said Drinian, "I would say it was ice.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • It referenced secret underground locations, portals that led into ancient tombs, longitudes and latitudes ....
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Stefansson conveniently neglected to mention that many, many Indians and Eskimos have starved in the northern latitudes, as well.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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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

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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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