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latitude (LAT i tood", LAT i tyood") (s) (noun), latitudes (pl)
1. The scope for freedom of; such as, action or thought; freedom from restrictions: As a teacher, Jill was allowed a certain amount of leeway or latitude in deciding what methods and technical devices she could use in her classes at school.
2. The angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself: The span designating the horizontal intervals of latitude around the earth are measured in degrees and minutes.
3. Enough scope or leeway for some freedom of choice, action, or thinking: Shirley loves her job because she is allowed a lot of latitude in creating new approaches to achieve her objectives.
4. The degree of overexposure or underexposure that light-sensitive material can accommodate and still provide an acceptable image: Mary took the pictures hoping that the latitude in the film would be appropriate in producing a good contrast in the photographs.
5. In medical radiology, the range of and exposure that can produce a technically correct radiograph: With the technology involving x-rays, the latitude is also it's recording capability, providing the differences in density.
This entry is located in the following units: latitud-, lati-, latis- + (page 1) -tude (page 3)
latitude (s) (noun), latitudes (pl)
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geocentric latitude (s) (noun), geocentric latitudes (pl)
1. In astronomy, the angular distance in degrees which a celestial object lies north or south of the earth's equator.
2. In geodesy, the angle formed with the major axis of the ellipse (stretched circle with slightly longer, flatter sides) by the radius vector (magnitude and a direction) from the center of the ellipse to the given point.
This entry is located in the following units: centro-, centr-, centri-, kentro- (page 6) geo-, ge- + (page 5) -tude (page 2)