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Latitude vs. Colatitude

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Latitudenoun

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

Colatitudenoun

(astronomy) The complement, in spherical coordinates, of a latitude (the difference between a latitude and 90°).

Latitudenoun

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

Colatitudenoun

The complement of the latitude, or the difference between any latitude and ninety degrees.

Latitudenoun

The relative freedom from restrictions; scope to do something.

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

Colatitude

In a spherical coordinate system, a colatitude is the complementary angle of a given latitude, i.e. the difference between 90° and the latitude.

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Latitudenoun

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

Latitudenoun

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

Latitudenoun

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

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.’;

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.’;

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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Latitudenoun

Extent; size; amplitude; scope.

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

Latitudenoun

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

Latitudenoun

The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.

Latitudenoun

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

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’;

Latitudenoun

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

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Latitudenoun

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

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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