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longitude

noun [C or U]     /ˈlɒn.dʒɪ.tjuːd/ /ˈlɒŋ.ɡɪ-/ US  /ˈlɑːn.dʒə.tuːd/ (written abbreviation long.)
the distance of a place east or west of an imaginary line from the top to the bottom of the Earth, measured in degrees → Compare latitudeContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation longitudinal     /ˌlɒn.dʒɪˈtjuː.dɪ.nəl/ /ˌlɒŋ.ɡɪ-/ /ˌlɒŋ.ɪ-/ US  /ˌlɑːn.dʒəˈtuː-/ adjective Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
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