colatitude

[koh-lat-i-tood, -tyood]

noun Astronomy, Navigation.

the complement of the latitude; the difference between a given latitude and 90°.

Origin of colatitude

First recorded in 1780–90; co- + latitude
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British Dictionary definitions for colatitude

colatitude

noun

astronomy nautical the complement of the celestial latitude
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