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latitudenoun

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-/
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