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latitudenoun

us   /ˈlæt̬·ɪˌtud/
  • latitude noun (DISTANCE)

[C/U] the distance north or south of the equator measured 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 British English

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latitudenoun

uk   /ˈlæt.ɪ.tʃuːd/ us   /ˈlæt̬.ə.tuːd/
  • latitude noun (POSITION)

[C or U] written abbreviation lat. the position north or south of the equator measured 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 winter days.
latitudinal
adjective uk   /ˌlæt.ɪˈtʃuː.dɪ.nəl/ us   /ˌlæt̬.əˈtuː.dɪ.nəl/
(Definition of latitude from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"latitude" in Business English

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latitudenoun

uk   /ˈlætɪtjuːd/ us  
[C] the position north or south of the Equator measured in degrees: a GPS watch that displays longitude and latitude He says people living 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 delivery fleet needs snow 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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