Definitions of latitude

  1. scope for freedom of e. g. action or thought; freedom from restriction
  2. the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
  3. an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
  4. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.
  5. Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.
  6. Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.
  7. Extent; size; amplitude; scope.
  8. Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.
  9. Distance on the earth's surface as measured by degrees north or south from the equator; breadth; extent; freedom from rules.
  10. 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.
  11. Distance from the equator, scope, freedom.
  12. Distance northward or southward from the equator; range; scope.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Latitudinal.
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