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Definition of latitude noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(abbreviation lat.) [uncountable] the distance of a place north or south of the equator (= the line around the world dividing north and south), measured in degrees compare longitude
  2. 2latitudes [plural] a region of the world that is a particular distance from the equator the northern latitudes
  3. 3[uncountable] (formal) freedom to choose what you do or the way that you do it synonym liberty
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