latitude Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"latitude" in British English

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latitudenoun

uk   /ˈlæt.ɪ.tjuːd/  us   /ˈlæt̬.ɪ.tuːd/

latitude noun (POSITION)

[C or U] (written abbreviation lat.) the ​positionnorth or ​south of the equatormeasured 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 ​winterdays.

latitude noun (FREEDOM)

[U] formal freedom to ​behave, ​act, or ​think in the way you ​want to: Courts can show a ​considerabledegree of latitude when it comes to ​applying the ​law.
latitudinal
adjective uk   /ˌlæt.ɪˈtjuː.dɪ.nəl/  us   /ˌlæt̬.ɪˈtuː-/
(Definition of latitude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"latitude" in American English

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latitudenoun

 us   /ˈlæt̬·ɪˌtud/

latitude noun (DISTANCE)

[C/U] the ​distancenorth or ​south of the ​equatormeasured from 0° to 90°

latitude noun (FREEDOM)

[U] freedom to ​behave, ​act, or ​think in the way you ​want to: Judges now have ​considerable latitude in ​sentencing.
(Definition of latitude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"latitude" in Business English

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latitudenoun

uk   us   /ˈlætɪtjuːd/
[C] the ​positionnorth or south of the Equatormeasured in degrees: a ​GPS watch that ​displays longitude and latitude He says ​peopleliving 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 ​deliveryfleetneedssnow 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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