Definition of longitude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɒŋɡɪtjuːd//
, BrE//ˈlɒndʒɪtjuːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːndʒətuːd//
, NAmE//ˈlɔːndʒətuːd//
[uncountable] (abbreviation long.) The Earth and the atmosphere
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the distance of a place east or west of the Greenwich meridian, measured in degrees the longitude of the island compare latitude See related entries: The Earth and the atmosphere Word Originlate Middle English (also denoting length and tallness): from Latin longitudo, from longus ‘long’.Extra examples He tried to find out how a ship at sea could determine its longitude. The town is at longitude 28° west. This line of longitude cuts through the jungle.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: longitude