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LATITUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does latitude mean? 

LATITUDE (noun)
  The noun LATITUDE has 4 senses:

1. the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
2. freedom from normal restraints in conduct
3. an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
4. scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction

  Familiarity information: LATITUDE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LATITUDE (noun)


Sense 1latitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("latitude" is a kind of...):

angular distance (the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer)


Sense 2latitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Freedom from normal restraints in conduct

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("latitude" is a kind of...):

liberty (freedom of choice)


Sense 3latitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

line of latitude; parallel of latitude; parallel; latitude

Hypernyms ("latitude" is a kind of...):

line (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "latitude"):

polar circle (a line of latitude at the north or south poles)

horse latitude (either of two belts or regions near 30 degrees north or 30 degrees south; characterized by calms and light baffling winds)

tropic (either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics)


Sense 4latitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("latitude" is a kind of...):

ambit; compass; orbit; range; reach; scope (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:)


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