Associations to the word «Latitude»


LATITUDE, noun. (geography) (astronomy) The angular distance north or south from a planet's equator, measured along the meridian of that particular point.
LATITUDE, noun. (geography) An imaginary line (in fact a circle) around a planet running parallel to the planet's equator.
LATITUDE, noun. The relative freedom from restrictions; scope to do something.
LATITUDE, noun. (astronomy) The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.
LATITUDE, noun. (photography) The extent to which a light-sensitive material can be over- or underexposed and still achieve an acceptable result.
LATITUDE, noun. Extent or scope; e.g. breadth, width or amplitude.

Dictionary definition

LATITUDE, noun. The angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself.
LATITUDE, noun. Freedom from normal restraints in conduct; "the new freedom in movies and novels"; "allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money".
LATITUDE, noun. An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator.
LATITUDE, noun. Scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King