Jun
21
2013

latitude

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

latitude

lae tih tud

noun

1. the angular distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth’s surface, as measured in degrees.

example: New York City and Madrid are located at the same latitude above the equator.

2. the geographic region located at a particular latitude.

example: These creatures are rarely seen at this latitude.

3. breadth or scope, as of freedom of action or opinion.

example: The principal gives the teachers great latitude in disciplining their students.

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