Latitude is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of latitude, followed by 34 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
EXAMPLES - Latitude in a Sentence
- This is called latitude by an ex-meridian altitude. (source)
- The latitude is the same as it had been made in the Norfolk, (source)
- Victoria in this latitude, which is a very great disappointment. (source)
- That latitude is critical in any program in which handouts are given. (source)
- The ship Gil Blas parted from the Alabama on the 23rd ult. in latitude 31 deg. (source)
- Line 6o, north latitude, is the northern boundary of British Columbia and Athabasca. (source)
- The two measures used in the geographic coordinate system are called latitude and longitude. (source)
- He divided the terms latitude and longitude, which, as we have already stated, were introduced by (source)
- Thus end my hopes of reaching the Victoria in this latitude, which is a very great disappointment. (source)
- These people live in the forty-ninth degree of latitude, which is precisely the position of the Iroquois. (source)
- From Repulse Bay, on Aug. 30, in latitude 66 deg. 31 min. N., and longitude 86 deg. 3 min. W., he wrote to (source)
- The shades of evening grew rapidly denser, for the twilight in that latitude is short, and still he did not appear. (source)
- The brightest star of all visible in our latitude is the dogstar, which gives four times as much light as any other. (source)
- The getting them out of their latitude is the greatest gain, and this service the Mills House performs, to a salutary extent. (source)
- Defense Department records list a slight variance in latitude and longitude location of loss for Kimsey and Ramsay, but the U.S. (source)
- Our latitude is the best on the globe and we have a climate capable of producing nearly every article produced in any other state. (source)
- Darjeeling as one would expect from the altitude of 7,400 feet above the sea, and the latitude, which is about 27 degrees 50 minutes. (source)
- Especially because the angle of incidence of sunlight in the winter at our latitude is greater, and thus we get less of the suns direct rays. (source)
- Our latitude was the direct result of the northerly wind of the last two days, which had crowded the ice southward as we traveled over it northward. (source)
- If measured through the poles (north and south), the degrees of the circumference are referred to as latitude (degrees north and south from the equator). (source)
- This island, lying near to the eastern coast of Africa, is in the sixth degree of south latitude, that is to say, four hundred and thirty geographical miles below the equator. (source)
- If you live in, oh, say, Wisconsin, there are laws forbidding you from using a centerfire rifle for deer or etc. below a certain latitude (a certain east west highway, in fact). (source)
- I went on shore at the crosse, and tooke the latitude, which is 66. degrees, 58. minutes, 30. seconds: the variation of the Compasse 3. degrees and a halfe from the North to the East. (source)
- Mantatees or Invaders, according to the best authorities we can collect, inhabited the countries to the westward of the Zoolu territory, in the same latitude, which is that of Delagoa Bay. (source)
- Although Muslim Malaysians believe that Islamic rites should be rigorously observed at all times, the doctor and part-time model, chosen from 10,000 applicants, has been given a certain latitude during the flight. (source)
- To decide upon the position of a locality it is first necessary to obtain its latitude, that is to say, its distance N. or S. from the equator, and its longitude, or in other words its distance E. or W. from some known meridian. (source)
- The lofty summits, therefore, thrice exceeding the height of Mont Blanc, belong only to the longitudinal chain which bounds the basin of the Pacific Ocean, from 55 degrees south to 68 degrees north latitude, that is to say, the Cordillera of the Andes. (source)
- The impartial balance means the Crittenden Compromise, whose impartiality the North fails to see in any other light than a fond leaning to the South, giving it all territory South of a certain latitude, a _latitude_ that never was intended by the Constitution. (source)
- In the rising and falling of commodities, I have a greater latitude; but usually, in these cases, the market sets some kind of price, unless I be the sole master of a commodity; and here the latitude is the great est, and my own reason and moderation must limit me. (source)
- If Canada is high above the ocean, and on that, as well as on other accounts, intensely cold in winter, it is some consolation to know that that latitude, which is in some sense to be regretted, has produced a river and lake navigation for sea-going ships of upwards of (source)
- In gathering fragments of rocks, mines, volcanic products and organised fossil bodies, the most essential thing is to mark well their latitude, that is to say the nature of the earth where they are found and their relative position to the substances which encircle them. (source)
- Here, too, I find myself, on account of the same ignorance of your commercial regulations, at a loss to say why this is preferable to L'Orient, which, you know, is a free port and in great latitude, which is nearer to both parties, and accessible by a less dangerous navigation. (source)
- Together, those two attributes being poleward of 30 degrees and pole-facing, means that these features form on the coldest locations on the planet -- or the coldest locations at any given latitude, which is exactly opposite of what you would have expected for something to be conducive to liquid water. (source)
- The Okanagan Valley, in the Province of British Columbia, is bounded on the north by the mosquitoes at Sicamous, and on the south by the forty-ninth parallel of north latitude, which is the United States; and to one who is accustomed to the sand and the sage, the general aspect throughout gives a most pleasing rest to the eye. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 34 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "latitude" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 24 synonyms for latitude.
breadth, compass, elbow room, extent, independence, indulgence, laxity, leeway, liberty, license, margin, play, range, reach, room, run, run of, space, span, spread, sweep, swing, unrestrictedness, width
We have 3 antonyms for latitude.
extreme, limitation, restriction
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (lătˈĭ-to͞odˌ, -tyo͞odˌ)
View up to 25 definitions of latitude from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees along a meridian, as on a map or globe.
- (noun) A region of the earth considered in relation to its distance from the equator: temperate latitudes.
- (noun) Astronomy The angular distance of a celestial body north or south of the ecliptic.
- (noun) Freedom from normal restraints, limitations, or regulations. See Synonyms at room.
- (noun) A range of values or conditions, especially the range of exposures over which a photographic film yields usable images.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The angular distance north or south from a planet's equator, measured along the meridian of that particular point.
- (noun) An imaginary line (in fact a circle) around a planet running parallel to the planet's equator.
- (noun) The relative freedom from restrictions; scope to do something.
- (noun) The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.
- (noun) The extent to which a light-sensitive material can be over- or underexposed and still achieve an acceptable result.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.
- (noun) Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.
- (noun) Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.
- (noun) Extent; size; amplitude; scope.
- (noun) Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.
- (noun) Extent within limits of any kind; scope; range; comprehensiveness: as, to be allowed great latitude of motion or action; latitude of meaning or of application.
- (noun) Hence Extent of deviation from a standard; freedom from rules or limits: as, latitude of conduct.
- (noun) The elevation of the pole of the heavens at a station, or the angle at which the plane of the horizon is cut by the earth's axis; the total curvature or bending of a meridian between the equator and a station; the angle which the plumb-line at any place makes with the plumb-line at the equator in the same plane; on a map, the angular distance of a point on the earth's surface from the equator, measured on the meridian of the point: as, St. Paul's, London, is in lat. 51° 30' 48″ N.; Cape Horn is in lat. 55° 59' S.
- (noun) In astronomy, the angular distance of a star north or south of the ecliptic, measured on that secondary to the ecliptic which passes through the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
- (noun) scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction
- (noun) the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
- (noun) freedom from normal restraints in conduct