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latitude

lat·i·tude

latitude

 
pronunciation:
lae tih tud
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the angular distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface, as measured in degrees.
New York City and Madrid are located at the same latitude above the equator.
similar words:
coordinate, location, parallel
definition 2: the geographic region located at a particular latitude.
These creatures are rarely seen at this latitude.
similar words:
area, clime, region, section, sector, territory, zone
definition 3: breadth or scope, as of freedom of action or opinion.
The principal gives the teachers great latitude in disciplining their students.
synonyms:
leeway
similar words:
carte blanche, elbowroom, freedom, independence, license, play, room, scope
derivation: latitudinal (adj.)
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