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English noun: latitude

1. latitude (location) the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself


Broader (hypernym)angular distance

2. latitude (state) freedom from normal restraints in conduct


SamplesThe new freedom in movies and novels.
Allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money.


Broader (hypernym)liberty

3. latitude (location) an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator


Synonymsline of latitude, parallel, parallel of latitude


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)horse latitude, polar circle, tropic

4. latitude (attribute) scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction


Broader (hypernym)ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope









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