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definition of the word latitude

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French latitude, Latin latitudo, from latus broad, wide, for older stlatus

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Singular
latitude

Plural
latitudes

latitude (plural latitudes)

  1. (geography) The angular distance north or south from the equator, measured along the meridian of that particular point.
  2. (geography) An imaginary line (in fact a circle) around the Earth running parallel to the equator.
  3. The relative freedom from restrictions.
  4. (astronomy) The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.
  5. (photography) The extent to which a light-sensitive material can be over- or underexposed and still achieve an acceptable result.
  6. Extent or scope; e.g. breadth, width or amplitude.


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