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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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