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Definition 1: scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction - [noun denoting attribute]

(latitude is a kind of ...) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

"the range of a supersonic jet" "a piano has a greater range than the human voice" "the ambit of municipal legislation" "within the compass of this article" "within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in the political orbit of a world power"

Definition 2: the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself - [noun denoting location]

(latitude is a kind of ...) the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer

"he recorded angular distances between the stars"

Definition 3: an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for latitude in the sense of this definition

(latitude is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is a kind of latitude ) a line of latitude at the north or south poles

(... is a kind of latitude ) either of two belts or regions near 30 degrees north or 30 degrees south; characterized by calms and light-baffling winds

(... is a kind of latitude ) either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics

Definition 4: freedom from normal restraints in conduct - [noun denoting state]

Samples where latitude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the new freedom in movies and novels
  • allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money

(latitude is a kind of ...) freedom of choice

"liberty of opinion" "liberty of worship" "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases" "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"

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