middle latitude

  1. the latitude of the point that is midway between two parallels on the same side of the equator.

Origin of middle latitude

First recorded in 1700–10
  • Also called mean latitude.

Words Nearby middle latitude

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How to use middle latitude in a sentence

  • The first thing to do is to find the average or middle latitude in which you have been sailing.

    Lectures in Navigation | Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • Distances are measured or laid down on a mercator chart by using the latitude border scale for the middle latitude.

    Nautical Charts | G. R. Putnam
  • If oblique, it is solved by middle latitude, or Mercator sailing.

    The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth