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longitude

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈlɒn.dʒɪ.tjuːd/ /ˈlɒŋ.ɡɪ-/ us    /ˈlɑːn.dʒə.tuːd/ (written abbreviation long.)
the distance of a place east or west of an imaginary line from the top to the bottom of the Earth, measured in degrees
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adjective uk   /ˌlɒn.dʒɪˈtjuː.dɪ.nəl/ /ˌlɒŋ.ɡɪ-/ /ˌlɒŋ.ɪ-/ us    /ˌlɑːn.dʒəˈtuː-/
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