Meaning of “longitude” in the English Dictionary

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"longitude" in British English

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longitudenoun [ C or U ]

/ˈlɒŋ.ɡɪ.tʃuːd/ /ˈlɒn.dʒɪ.tʃuːd/ us /ˈlɑːn.dʒə.tuːd/ written abbreviation long.

the distance of a place east or west of an imaginary line between the North Pole and rthe South Pole, measured in degrees

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(Definition of “longitude” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"longitude" in American English

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longitudenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈlɑn·dʒɪˌtud/

the position to the east or west of an imaginary circle around the earth that goes through the North Pole, the South Pole, and Greenwich, England

(Definition of “longitude” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)