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latitude

noun (POSITION)    /ˈlæt.ɪ.tjuːd/ US  /ˈlæt̬.ɪ.tuːd/
[C or U] (written abbreviation lat.) the position north or south of the equator measured from 0° to 90° → Compare longitudeContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation latitudes [plural] an area near to a particular latitude: At these latitudes the sun does not rise at all on winter days .Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation latitudinal     /ˌlæt.ɪˈtjuː.dɪ.nəl/ US  /ˌlæt̬.ɪˈtuː-/ adjective
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