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Definition of latitude noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

latitude

noun
/ˈlæəˌtud/ latitude pronunciation American
 
1 (abbr. lat.) [uncountable] the distance of a place north or south of the equator (= the line around the world dividing north and south), measured in degrees compare longitude2 latitudes [plural] a region of the world that is a particular distance from the equatorthe northern latitudes3 [uncountable] (formal) freedom to choose what you do or the way that you do it synonym liberty