longitude Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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longitudenoun [C or U]

/ˈlɒn.dʒɪ.tjuːd/ /ˈlɒŋ.ɡɪ-/  us   /ˈlɑːn.dʒə.tuːd/ (written abbreviation long.)
the ​distance of a ​placeeast or ​west of an ​imaginaryline between the ​NorthPole and rthe ​SouthPole, ​measured in ​degrees
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(Definition of longitude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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longitudenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈlɑn·dʒɪˌtud/
the ​position to the ​east or ​west of an ​imaginarycircle around the ​earth that goes through the ​NorthPole, the ​SouthPole, and Greenwich, England
(Definition of longitude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “longitude”
in Korean 경도…
in Arabic خَطّ الطّول…
in Malaysian garisan bujur…
in French longitude…
in Russian долгота (географическая)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經度…
in Italian longitudine…
in Turkish boylam…
in Polish długość geograficzna…
in Spanish longitud…
in Vietnamese kinh độ…
in Portuguese longitude…
in Thai เส้นแวง…
in German geographische Länge…
in Catalan longitud…
in Japanese 経度…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经度…
in Indonesian garis lintang…
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