lat

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(Currency, Archit. lät; Anat., informal lat)



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lat1  (lät),USA pronunciation n., pl.  lats, la•ti 
    (lät),USA pronunciation 
  1. Currencya former silver coin of Latvia, equal to 100 santimi.
  • Latvian lats, equivalent. to Lat(vija) Latvia + -s nominative singular noun, nominal ending
  • 1920–25

lat2  (lat),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
  1. Anatomy, Informal TermsSee  latissimus dorsi. 
  • by shortening

lât  (lät),USA pronunciation n. [Archit.]
  1. Architecture(in India) a monolithic stamba.
  • Hindi lāṭ, lāṭh
  • 1790–1800

Lat., 
  • Latin.

  • lat., 
  • Geographylatitude.

  • WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
    -lat- ,root. 
  • Geography-lat- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "carried.'' This meaning is found in such words as: ablative, collate, correlate, dilatory, elated, oblate, prelate, relate, relative, superlative.

  • -lat-1 ,root. 
    1. -lat- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "line;
      side.'' This meaning is found in such words as: bilateral, collateral, dilate, equilateral, lateral, latitude, quadrilateral, trilateral, unilateral.

    lat.,  an abbreviation of:
    1. Geographylatitude.

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    Lat. abbreviation for
    1. Latin
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    lat. abbreviation for
    1. latitude
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