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Altitude vs. Latitude

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Altitudenoun

The absolute height of a location, usually measured from sea level.

‘As the altitude increases, the temperature gets lower, so remember to bring warm clothes to the mountains.’;

Latitudenoun

The angular distance north or south from a planet's equator, measured along the meridian of that particular point.

Altitudenoun

A vertical distance.

Latitudenoun

(geography) An imaginary line (in fact a circumference) around a planet running parallel to the planet's equator.

Altitudenoun

(geometry) The distance measured perpendicularly from a figure's vertex to the opposite side of the vertex.

‘The perpendicular height of a triangle is known as its altitude.’;

Latitudenoun

The relative freedom from restrictions; scope to do something.

‘His parents gave him a great deal of latitude.’;

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Altitudenoun

(astronomy) The angular distance of a heavenly body above our Earth's horizon.

Latitudenoun

(astronomy) The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.

Altitudenoun

Height of rank or excellence; superiority.

Latitudenoun

(photography) The extent to which a light-sensitive material can be over- or underexposed and still achieve an acceptable result.

Altitudenoun

Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.

Latitudenoun

Extent or scope; e.g. breadth, width or amplitude.

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Altitudenoun

Highest point or degree.

Latitudenoun

Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.

‘Provided the length do not exceed the latitude above one third part.’;

Altitudenoun

Space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another; as, the altitude of a mountain, or of a bird above the top of a tree.

Latitudenoun

Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.

‘In human actions there are no degrees and precise natural limits described, but a latitude is indulged.’;

Altitudenoun

The elevation of a point, or star, or other celestial object, above the horizon, measured by the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between such point and the horizon. It is either true or apparent; true when measured from the rational or real horizon, apparent when from the sensible or apparent horizon.

Latitudenoun

Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.

‘No discreet man will believe Augustine's miracles, in the latitude of monkish relations.’;

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Altitudenoun

The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc.

Latitudenoun

Extent; size; amplitude; scope.

‘I pretend not to treat of them in their full latitude.’;

Altitudenoun

Height of degree; highest point or degree.

‘He is [proud] even to the altitude of his virtue.’;

Latitudenoun

Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.

Altitudenoun

Height of rank or excellence; superiority.

Latitudenoun

The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.

Altitudenoun

Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.

‘The man of law began to get into his altitude.’;

Latitudenoun

the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself

Altitudenoun

elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface;

‘the altitude gave her a headache’;

Latitudenoun

freedom from normal restraints in conduct;

‘the new freedom in movies and novels’; ‘allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money’;

Altitudenoun

the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel)

Latitudenoun

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

Altitudenoun

angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

Latitudenoun

scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction

Altitude

Altitude or height (also sometimes known as depth) is a distance measurement, usually in the vertical or direction, between a reference datum and a point or object. The exact definition and reference datum varies according to the context (e.g., aviation, geometry, geographical survey, sport, or atmospheric pressure).

‘up’;

Latitudenoun

the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of the equator of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes

‘lines of latitude’; ‘at a latitude of 51° N’;

Latitudenoun

regions, especially with reference to their temperature and distance from the equator

‘temperate latitudes’; ‘northern latitudes’;

Latitudenoun

scope for freedom of action or thought

‘journalists have considerable latitude in criticizing public figures’;

Latitudenoun

the range of exposures for which an emulsion or printing paper will give acceptable contrast

‘a film with a latitude which is outstanding’;

Latitude

In geography, latitude is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north–south position of a point on the Earth's surface. Latitude is an angle (defined below) which ranges from 0° at the Equator to 90° (North or South) at the poles.

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