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Definition of Latitude

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angular distance on a meridian north or south of the equator; freedom of thought or action, liberty; extent to which an emulsion records the brightness values of a subject (Photography)
Latitude Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.
  
(n.)
Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.
  
(n.)
Extent; size; amplitude; scope.
  
(n.)
Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.
  
(n.)
Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.
  
(n.)
Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.
  
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latitude
\lat"i*tude\ (?), n. [f. latitude, l. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to e. strew.]
1. extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width. provided the length do not exceed the latitude above one third part. h. wotton.
2. room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence. in human actions there are no degrees and precise natural limits described, but a latitude is indulged. taylor.
3. extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc. no discreet man will believe augustine's miracles, in the latitude of monkish relations.
4. extent; size; amplitude; scope. i pretend not to treat of them in their full latitude.
5. (geog.) distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.
6. (astron.) the angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.


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 low latitude 
 geographical latitude 
 geocentric latitude 
 circle of latitude 
 lunar latitude 
 parallel of latitude 
 degree of latitude 
 refraction of latitude 
 high latitude 
 ascending latitude 
 line of latitude 
 geographic latitude 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
domhanleithead
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Lledred = n. latitude; broadness
Lledwedd = n. latitude
Anagram
    altitude
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
(hypernym) angular distance
2. freedom from normal restraints in conduct; "the new freedom in movies and novels"; "allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money"
(hypernym) liberty
3. an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
(synonym) line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel
(hypernym) line
(hyponym) polar circle
4. scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction
(hypernym) scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit
Latitude Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
2K Group Shipping, Trade, Insurance Dictionary
One of the two coordinates (the other being longitude) used to locate a position at sea; marked in degrees north or south of the equator, from 0 degrees at the equator to 90 degress north or south at the poles; one degree of latitude = 60 minutes of latitude; as one minute equals a mile, a common saying at sea is "a minute's a mile". Latitude is comparable to the x-axis on a graph.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Latitude Communications, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Provides voice integration and data conferencing systems which allow companies to conduct virtual meetings and thereby extend real-time decision making processes irrespective of the geographic location of participants; And provides value-added consulting services to promote broad deployment within an organization.
Latitude Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Satellite TV Glossary
The distance, measured in degrees, between the location of the surface of the earth and the equator.
Energy Glossary
The angular distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees of arc.
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
The location north or south in reference to the equator, which is designated at zero (0) degrees. Parallel lines that circle the globe both north and south of the equator. The poles are at 90° North and South latitude.
Aviation - English - Spintra.com
Position on earth, north or south of the equator; See Also: astronomical latitude, geocentric latitude, geodetic latitude; Symbols: Phi; Typical Units: rad, deg;
Glossary Of Geography
Imaginary lines that cross the surface of the Earth parallel to the Equator, measuring how far north or south of the Equator a place is located.
A measure of distance north or south of the equator. One degree of latitude equals approximately 110 kilometers (69 miles).
Glossary of Cartographic Terms
Angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator.
Latitude Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
In a photographic process, the range of exposure over which substantially correct reproduction is obtained. When the process is represented by an H & D curve, the latitude is the projection on the exposure axis of that part of the curve which approximates a straight line with-in the tolerance permitted for the purpose at hand.
Latitude Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In geography, latitude (f) is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north-south position of a point on the Earth's surface. Latitude is an angle (defined below) which ranges from 0° at the Equator to 90° (North or South) at the poles. Lines of constant latitude, or parallels, run east–west as circles parallel to the equator. Latitude is used together with longitude to specify the precise location of features on the surface of the Earth. Since the actual physical surface of the Earth is too complex for mathematical analysis, two levels of abstraction are employed in the definition of these coordinates. In the first step the physical surface is modelled by the geoid, a surface which approximates the mean sea level over the oceans and its continuation under the land masses. The second step is to approximate the geoid by a mathematically simpler reference surface. The simplest choice for the reference surface is a sphere, but the geoid is more accurately modelled by an ellipsoid. The definitions of latitude and longitude on such reference surfaces are detailed in the following sections. Lines of constant latitude and longitude together constitute a graticule on the reference surface. The latitude of a point on the actual surface is that of the corresponding point on the reference surface, the correspondence being along the normal to the reference surface which passes through the point on the physical surface. Latitude and longitude together with some specification of height constitute a geographic coordinate system as defined in the specification of the ISO 19111 standard.

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Latitude Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
The angular distance of a position on its meridian north or south from the equator, measured in degrees ('a vessel at 25 degrees north latitude').
Nautical Know How Glossary of Boating Terms
The distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees.
Latitude Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Outdoor Glossary
the distance in degrees north and south from the equator. These lines run laterally (horizontally) around the globe and parallel the equator. One minute of latitude equals one nautical mile.
Latitude Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
film and video
The range between overexposure and underexposure in which a film will still produce usable images. (Camera)
Latitude Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Astrological Terms
Measurement of distance of any planet or star north or south of the ecliptic. The Sun never has any latitude.
Degree of distance of any place north or south of the Earth's equator.