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longitude

noun [C or U] uk   /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
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longitudinal
adjective uk   /ˌlɒn.dʒɪˈtjuː.dɪ.nəl/ /ˌlɒŋ.ɡɪ-/ /ˌlɒŋ.ɪ-/ us    /ˌlɑːn.dʒəˈtuː-/
Translations of “longitude”
in Korean 경도…
in Arabic خَطّ الطّول…
in French longitude…
in Turkish boylam…
in Italian longitudine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經度…
in Russian долгота (географическая)…
in Polish długość geograficzna…
in Spanish longitud…
in Portuguese longitude…
in German geographische Länge…
in Catalan longitud…
in Japanese 経度…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经度…
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