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latitude

noun
 
 
/ˈlætɪtjuːd/
[C] the position north or south of the Equator measured in degrees: a GPS watch that displays longitude and latitude He says people living in the US above 35 degrees latitude may not get enough sun in the winter months to produce Vitamin D.
[C, usually plural] an area near to a particular latitude: In these latitudes, a delivery fleet needs snow tires and antifreeze.
[U] freedom to behave, act, or think in the way you want to: broad/great/wide latitude A new ruling gives the group wide latitude to go ahead and make their own decisions.latitude in (doing) sth The foundation has wide latitude in how it structures its sponsorships and agreements.
(Definition of latitude from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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