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latitude (LAT i tood", LAT i tyood) (noun)
1. Freedom of choice or opportunity: The school curriculum gave the teachers considerable latitude in terms of planning daily lessons.
2. In geography, an imaginary line that is drawn around the earth parallel to the equator and forming uniform distances from each other: The line of latitude on the map went right through Abigail's town which was indicated on the map.
longitude (LAHN ji tood", LAHN ji tyood") (noun)
On a map, an imaginary ring that is drawn around the earth, passing through both poles and which is at right angles to the equator: Lines of longitude are useful to identify one’s location on a north to south axis.

Marissa's geography teacher always told her students, "Remember, longitude is like L-O-N-G lines stretching from pole to pole; lines of latitude choose to wind around the earth."

longitude (LAHN ji tood", LAHN ji tyood") (s) (noun), longitudes (pl)
In geography and astronomy, length; the angular distance east or west of the prime meridian that stretches from the north pole to the south pole and passes through Greenwich, England: Longitude is measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds.
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geocentric longitude (s) (noun), geocentric longitudes (pl)
The angular distance in degrees that a celestial object lies east or west of Greenwich Meridian; or the meridian passing through Greenwich (Greater London borough on the Thames in England) which was internationally adopted as the earth's zero of longitude in 1884.
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longitude
The angular distance measured along the earth's equator between the meridian passing through the point and the Greenwich Meridian or zero meridian.
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celestial longitude
1. Longitude measured (in degrees) along the ecliptic to the east from the vernal equinox.
2. The angular distance between a celestial body and the first point of Aries, measured along the ecliptic.

The Symbol for this term is the Greek letter λ or lambda.

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