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lat·i·tude

latitude

 
 
pronunciation:
lae tih tud
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part of speech: noun
definition: the distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface. This distance is measured in degrees.
New York City, USA and Madrid, Spain are located at the same latitude above the equator.
similar words:
coordinate, location, parallel
derivation: latitudinal (adj.)
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