What does latitude mean?

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ˈlæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyudlat·i·tude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. latitude(noun)

    the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself

  2. latitude(noun)

    freedom from normal restraints in conduct

    "the new freedom in movies and novels"; "allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money"

  3. latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel(noun)

    an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

  4. latitude(noun)

    scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction

Wiktionary

  1. latitude(Noun)

    The angular distance north or south from a planet's equator, measured along the meridian of that particular point.

    Etymology: From latitude, from latitudo, from latus, for older stlatus.

  2. latitude(Noun)

    An imaginary line (in fact a circle) around a planet running parallel to the planet's equator.

    Etymology: From latitude, from latitudo, from latus, for older stlatus.

  3. latitude(Noun)

    The relative freedom from restrictions: his parents gave hime a great deal of latitude, scope for freedom of action, thought, etc, as in common sense.

    Etymology: From latitude, from latitudo, from latus, for older stlatus.

  4. latitude(Noun)

    The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.

    Etymology: From latitude, from latitudo, from latus, for older stlatus.

  5. latitude(Noun)

    The extent to which a light-sensitive material can be over- or underexposed and still achieve an acceptable result.

    Etymology: From latitude, from latitudo, from latus, for older stlatus.

  6. latitude(Noun)

    Extent or scope; e.g. breadth, width or amplitude.

    Etymology: From latitude, from latitudo, from latus, for older stlatus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latitude(noun)

    extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width

    Etymology: [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.]

  2. Latitude(noun)

    room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence

    Etymology: [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.]

  3. Latitude(noun)

    extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc

    Etymology: [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.]

  4. Latitude(noun)

    extent; size; amplitude; scope

    Etymology: [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.]

  5. Latitude(noun)

    distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian

    Etymology: [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.]

  6. Latitude(noun)

    the angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic

    Etymology: [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.]

Freebase

  1. Latitude

    In geography, latitude is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north-south position of a point on the Earth's surface. Latitude is an angle which ranges from 0° at the Equator to 90° 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Latitude

    lat′i-tūd, n. the distance of a place north or south from the equator, measured in degrees of the meridian: a place as indicated by latitude: the angular distance of a celestial body above the plane of the ecliptic (apparent when the point of view is on the earth's surface, geocentric when at the earth's centre, heliocentric when at the centre of the sun): (fig.) extent of signification: freedom from restraint: scope: (obs.) width.—adjs. Latitud′inal, pertaining to latitude: in the direction of latitude; Latitudinā′rian, broad or liberal, esp. in religious belief: lax.—n. a name applied by contemporaries to a member of a school of liberal and philosophical theologians within the English Church in the later half of the 17th century: one who affects to regard specific creeds, methods of church government, &c. with indifference.—n. Latitudinā′rianism.—adj. Latitud′inous, having latitude or large extent.—Latitude by account, in navigation, the latitude calculated from the course and distance sailed since last observation; Latitude by observation, the latitude determined from an observation of a heavenly body; Middle latitude, the latitude of the parallel midway between two places situated in the same hemisphere. [Fr.,—L. latitudo, -inislatus, broad.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. latitude

    In wide terms, the extent of the earth from one pole to the other; but strictly it is the distance of any place from the equator in degrees and their parts; or an arc of the meridian intercepted between the zenith of the place and the equinoctial. Geographical latitude is either northern or southern, according as the place spoken of is on this or that side of the equator. Geocentric latitude is the angular distance of a place from the equator, as corrected for the oblateness of the earth's form; in other words, it is the geographical latitude diminished by the angle of the vertical.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of latitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of latitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of latitude in a Sentence

  1. Liv Torc:

    Spoken word is one of the biggest growing art forms there is, so it has quite a strong momentum, there's a really popular stage at Glastonbury, and at Latitude. Most festivals have a spoken word stage now, while 10 years ago they wouldn't.

  2. Charles Evans:

    It’s not completely clear that those are going to be sustainable increases... I think that’s why we have a little latitude, more than a little latitude, to wait at the moment and gather a few more months of inflation to get a little more confident about that.

  3. George Soros:

    A hard landing is practically unavoidable, i ’m not expecting it, I ’m observing it. China can manage it. It has resources and greater latitude in policies, with $ 3 trillion in reserves.

  4. Transport Canada:

    The email reflects working-level discussions between highly trained aircraft certification experts of key aviation authorities who have been given wide latitude for assessing all issues and looking at all alternatives for the safe return to service of the aircraft, the views are at the working level and have not been subject to systematic review by Transport Canada.

  5. Alan Duncan:

    Lecturing and threatening the PM is just too much, risks debasing govt, party, country & himself. PM must be given maximum latitude & backing.

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