- the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, measured on the meridian of the point.
- a place or region as marked by this distance.
Origin of latitude
synonym study for latitude
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH latitudelatitude , longitude
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How to use latitude in a sentence
“Permafrost is a feature that has been part of the underground landscape in high latitudes for a long time,” says Sawyer at Ohio State.Busy beavers may be speeding thaw of Arctic permafrost|Kathiann Kowalski|August 31, 2020|Science News For Students
As the MJO moves across and out of the Maritime Continent, it triggers stronger circulation patterns that push air toward higher latitudes.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster|Alexandra Witze|August 27, 2020|Science News
For example, you can add a metric structure to the surface of a ball, like longitude and latitude lines on a globe.How Physics Found a Geometric Structure for Math to Play With|Kevin Hartnett|July 29, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Occasionally, designers are granted the creative latitude to create mascots from the ground up, in any shape or taxonomy.For Aspiring Performers, The NBA Is The Best Place To Be A Mascot|Josh Planos|July 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The latitude where this forest once existed, 82° S, is a paleolatitude, Gramling says.Readers ask about the size of the Milky Way, ancient rainforests and COVID-19|Science News Staff|June 14, 2020|Science News
Normally at high latitude you feel really unwell, but I drank it and felt rejuvenated.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food|DailyBurn|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A judge there would have wide latitude in sentencing and could send the colonel to prison.Commando Colonel Accused of Exposing his Lover to HIV|Jacob Siegel|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The longitude between Queens and the Kremlin gave Channel One some latitude.
The NSA might gain additional latitude when the software it wants to exploit is no longer supported by its parent company.
To be sure, this is fiction, and we must give the screenwriters wide latitude.‘Generation War’ Lets World War II Germans Off Too Easily|Jack Schwartz|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It succeeds best in a deep rich loam in a climate ranging from forty to fifty degrees of latitude.
The French navigator, De Pages, passed the 81st degree of north latitude, in an attempt to reach the pole.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Between 1° and 2°, or 3° North latitude, frequent changes in the weather are very common.
From 2° to 3° South latitude the wind is very irregular, and frequently excessively violent.
Between 10° and 20° South latitude we again met with very peculiar prevalent winds.
British Dictionary definitions for latitude
- an angular distance in degrees north or south of the equator (latitude 0°), equal to the angle subtended at the centre of the globe by the meridian between the equator and the point in question
- (often plural) a region considered with regard to its distance from the equatorSee longitude (def. 1)