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Noun: latitude  'la-ti,t(y)ood
  1. The angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
  2. Freedom from normal restraints in conduct
    "allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money"
  3. An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    - line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel
  4. Scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction

Derived forms: latitudes

Type of: ambit, angular distance, compass, liberty, line, orbit, range, reach, scope

Encyclopedia: Latitude