• The angular distance north or south from a planet's equator, measured along the meridian of that particular point.
  • An imaginary line (in fact a circumference) around a planet running parallel to the planet's equator.
  • The relative freedom from restrictions; scope to do something.
  • The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.
  • The extent to which a light-sensitive material can be over- or underexposed and still achieve an acceptable result.
  • Extent or scope; e.g. breadth, width or amplitude.


Narrower meaning words

  • ascending latitude
  • geolatitude
  • high latitude
  • low latitude


  • Borrowed into Middle English from Old French latitude, from Latin lātitūdō ("breadth, width, latitude"), from lātus, from older stlātus.

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