the angular distance, measured north or south from the equator, of a point on the earth's surface, expressed in degrees: [uncountable]at twenty degrees latitude.[countable; usually singular]drifting at a latitude of fifteen degrees.
[plural] a place or region as marked by this distance:at tropical latitudes.
freedom from narrow restrictions; freedom of action, opinion, etc.:[uncountable]They allow their children plenty of latitude in choosing friends.
the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, measured on the meridian of the point.
a place or region as marked by this distance.
freedom from narrow restrictions; freedom of action, opinion, etc.:He allowed his children a fair amount of latitude.
See celestial latitude.
See galactic latitude.
Photographythe ability of an emulsion to record the brightness values of a subject in their true proportion to one another, expressed as the ratio of the amount of brightness in the darkest possible value to the amount of brightness in the brightest:a latitude of 1 to 128.
Latin lātitūdō breadth, equivalent. to lāt(us) broad + -i- -i- + -tūdō -tude
Middle English 1350–1400
2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged extent, liberty, indulgence. See range.