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Definitions of latitude

  1. freedom from normal restraints in conduct; " the new freedom in movies and novels"; " allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money"
  2. scope for freedom of e. g. action or thought; freedom from restriction
  3. the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
  4. an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
  5. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.
  6. Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.
  7. Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.
  8. Extent; size; amplitude; scope.
  9. Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.
  10. The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.
  11. Distance on the earth's surface as measured by degrees north or south from the equator; breadth; extent; freedom from rules.
  12. Latitudinal.
  13. The distance of a place north or south from the equator: the angular distance of a celestial body from the ecliptic: fig. extent of signification: freedom from restraint: scope.
  14. Distance from the equator, scope, freedom.
  15. Distance northward or southward from the equator; range; scope.
  16. Breadth; width; room; space; extent; scope; extent of meaning; extent of deviation from a settled point; freedom from rules or limits; laxity; the distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic; the distance of a place north or south of the equator.
  17. On the earth, the distance of any place in a direct line north or south from the equator, measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds,- if in the northern hemisphere, it is said to be in north latitude, if in the southern, south latitude; unrestrained meaning or freedom; laxity.
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Quotes of latitude

  1. Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego. – John Cheever
  2. The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth. – Charles Lamb
  3. In every aspect of life, including the economic dimension, we are always challenged to do the right thing. In many cases in the market system, which allows a great deal of latitude for human choice, people can get carried away to excess. – Lee R. Raymond
  4. It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state, not parallels of latitude that makes its a southern state; and the absence of this, that makes it a northern state. – William H. Seward

Usage examples for latitude

  1. Why, if not for sheer oddity's sake, should any bush in this latitude hold back its blossoms till near the edge of winter? – A Rambler's lease by Bradford Torrey
  2. We clipped the wings of the prosecutor and allowed him less latitude of expression than an English judge. – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  3. But thick days, with a heavy atmosphere and much mist, are very frequent in our latitude and then all the distant hills are blotted out, and we see nothing but the cold grey sea, breaking on the cold, grey stones. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  4. Nature in this latitude has no sympathy for the careless man. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  5. But the light was better now, for the storm had passed; and in this northern latitude there is no real night in summer, only " the daylight sick," as Von Eckhardt would say. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  6. If we reached the latitude in which the river was supposed to be and could not find it, Hubbard's plan then called for our turning directly west. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  7. 128 we shall arrive are reached in their essential features allowing a wide latitude in our choice of data. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  8. Latitude the mother of novelty- is denied them, and in consequence both lyrics and melody suffer. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  9. In the state surveys there is ordinarily more latitude in this regard. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  10. You know, they have allowed you a great deal of latitude since you are educated and need diversion. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  11. The territory thus enclosed formed a compact and healthy district: it was free from extremes of temperature arising from height or latitude and the relative character and fertility of its soil depended on the absence or presence of rivers. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12) by G. Maspero
  12. The meeting with this S. W. current is of the highest importance, for it goes far to explain why England possesses a winter temperature so much higher than is due to her northern latitude – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  13. As to being a Christian, he is allowed some latitude in that matter, because, I repeat, Christianity has two faces. – Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  14. We are in quite another latitude in fact; we have left the North for the East, but the darkness is just as thick as before." – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  15. At the same time he claimed that the territory, north of forty degrees of latitude which included a large part of New Netherland, and all their Hudson river possessions, belonged to the English. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  16. If you mean any thing different, admitting of greater latitude it is requisite you should explain. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  17. Though Carolina lies in the same latitude with some of the most fertile countries on the globe, yet he is in danger of error who forms his judgment of its climate from the latitude in which it lies. – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  18. If you purchase a sundial, you should bear in mind that if it is a genuine antique, it may not be suitable for our latitude – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  19. It seems to me that the book gains, rather than loses, in value by this degree of latitude of opinion. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  20. 30. " Then, in comes the benign latitude of the doctrine of goodwill." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown