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latitude

noun uk   /ˈlæt.ɪ.tjuːd/ us    /ˈlæt̬.ɪ.tuːd/

latitude noun (POSITION)

[C or U] ( written abbreviation lat.) the position north or south of the equator measured from 0° to 90°
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latitudes [plural] an area near to a particular latitude: At these latitudes the sun does not rise at all on winter days.

latitude noun (FREEDOM)

[U] formal freedom to behave, act, or think in the way you want to: Courts can show a considerable degree of latitude when it comes to applying the law.
latitudinal
adjective uk   /ˌlæt.ɪˈtjuː.dɪ.nəl/ us    /ˌlæt̬.ɪˈtuː-/
Translations of “latitude”
in Korean 위도…
in Arabic خَطّ العَرْض…
in French latitude…
in Turkish enlem, arz derecesi, serbestlik…
in Italian latitudine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 位置, 緯度…
in Russian широта (географическая), свобода действий…
in Polish szerokość geograficzna, swoboda…
in Spanish latitud, libertad…
in Portuguese latitude…
in German die geographische Breite, der Spielraum…
in Catalan latitud…
in Japanese 緯度…
in Chinese (Simplified) 位置, 纬度…
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