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English definition of “latitude”

latitude

noun
 
 
/ˈlætɪtjuːd/
DISTANCE [C, U] the distance of a place north or south of the Equator (= imaginary line around the Earth's middle), measured in degrees: The latitude of Helsinki is approximately 60 degrees north.Points of the compassDirection of motionDirection of motionPoints of the compass
FREEDOM [U] formal freedom to do what you want: She should be allowed the latitude to choose the people she wants.Freedom to actOpportunity
(Definition of latitude from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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