longitude vs latitude

longitude latitude


  • 1) Angular distance measured west or east of the prime meridian.
  • 2) archaic Length.
  • 3) Any imaginary line perpendicular to the equator and part of a great circle passing through the North Pole and South Pole.
  • 4) Angular distance on the earth's surface, measured east or west from the Prime Meridian at Greenwich, England, to the meridian passing through a position, expressed in degrees (or hours), minutes, and seconds.
  • 5) Celestial longitude.
  • 6) (Astron.) the longitude of a heavenly body as seen from the earth.
  • 7) the longitude of a heavenly body, as seen from the sun's center.
  • 8) (Astron.) The distance in degrees, reckoned from the vernal equinox, on the ecliptic, to a circle at right angles to the ecliptic passing through the heavenly body whose longitude is designated.
  • 9) (Geog.) The arc or portion of the equator intersected between the meridian of a given place and the meridian of some other place from which longitude is reckoned, as from Greenwich, England, or sometimes from the capital of a country, as from Washington or Paris. The longitude of a place is expressed either in degrees or in time
  • 10) Length; measure or distance along the longest line; -- distinguished from breadth or thickness; ; rare now, except in a humorous sense.
  • 11) certain stars whose position is known, and the data in regard to which are used in observations for finding the longitude, as by lunar distances.
  • 12) the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich
  • 13) In geography, the angle at the pole contained between two meridians, one of which, called the first or prime meridian, passes through some conventional point from which the angle is measured.
  • 14) Length; measure along the longest line.
  • 15) In astronomy, the arc of the ecliptic measured eastward from the vernal equinoctial point to the foot of the circle of latitude drawn through the object, as a star or other point on the sphere whose position is in question. See circle of latitudes, under circle.


  • 1) geography, astronomy The angular distance north or south from a planet's equator, measured along the meridian of that particular point.
  • 2) The relative freedom from restrictions; scope to do something.
  • 3) geography An imaginary line (in fact a circle) around a planet running parallel to the planet's equator.
  • 4) astronomy The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.
  • 5) photography The extent to which a light-sensitive material can be over- or underexposed and still achieve an acceptable result.
  • 6) Extent or scope; e.g. breadth, width or amplitude.
  • 7) Astronomy The angular distance of a celestial body north or south of the ecliptic.
  • 8) The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees along a meridian, as on a map or globe.
  • 9) A range of values or conditions, especially the range of exposures over which a photographic film yields usable images.
  • 10) Freedom from normal restraints, limitations, or regulations. synonym: room.
  • 11) Archaic Width; breadth.
  • 12) A region of the earth considered in relation to its distance from the equator.
  • 13) Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.
  • 14) that part of the earth's surface which is near the equator.
  • 15) that part of the earth's surface near either pole, esp. that part within either the arctic or the antarctic circle.
  • 16) Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.
  • 17) etc. See under Ascending. Circle, etc.
  • 18) (Geog.) Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.
  • 19) Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.
  • 20) (Astron.) The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.
  • 21) Extent; size; amplitude; scope.
  • 22) the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
  • 23) freedom from normal restraints in conduct
  • 24) scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction
  • 25) Extent within limits of any kind; scope; range; comprehensiveness: as, to be allowed great latitude of motion or action; latitude of meaning or of application.
  • 26) The elevation of the pole of the heavens at a station, or the angle at which the plane of the horizon is cut by the earth's axis; the total curvature or bending of a meridian between the equator and a station; the angle which the plumb-line at any place makes with the plumb-line at the equator in the same plane; on a map, the angular distance of a point on the earth's surface from the equator, measured on the meridian of the point: as, St. Paul's, London, is in lat. 51° 30' 48″ N.; Cape Horn is in lat. 55° 59' S.
  • 27) A place or region as marked by parallels of latitude: as, to fish in high latitudes (that is, in places where the latitude is a high number); the orange will not ripen in this latitude (that is, it will not do so in any place on the same parallel of latitude as the place spoken of); you are out of your latitude (that is, literally or figuratively, you have committed an error of navigation, so that the latitude you have assigned to the ship's place is not the true one).
  • 28) Hence Extent of deviation from a standard; freedom from rules or limits: as, latitude of conduct.
  • 29) In astronomy, the angular distance of a star north or south of the ecliptic, measured on that secondary to the ecliptic which passes through the body.
  • 30) The quantity of the interval between two latitudes, either in the geographical or the astronomical sense: as, to sail through 30° of latitude.


  • 1) The chronometer, incidentally, is kaput, which doesn't matter at all -- I still wouldn't be able to relate the chronometer to longitude.
  • 2) He noted the latitude and longitude, then made a mark on the admiralty chart, with the time and date.
  • 3) The liquid crystal display crept to latitude 51 O4" 58.23 ' north, longitude Olo 23 ' O2.22 ' east.
  • 4) He spread his hand out along a longitude line, then used it to measure their distance to Lebanon.
  • 5) ‘Firstly, remember that your longitude is the angular distance West of the Greenwich meridian.’
  • 6) ‘Every four minutes of difference would indicate 1 degree of longitude to the east or the west.’
  • 7) ‘Not by accident, he used Harrison's chronometer and lunar distances to calculate longitudes accurately.’
  • 8) ‘Any object on the same hour circle will have the same right ascension, just as any place on earth on the same meridian of longitude has the same longitude.’
  • 9) ‘Table 1 lists the stations, their latitudes, longitudes, elevations above sea level and the time periods for which data are studied.’
  • 10) ‘Each standard atlas covers thirty minutes of latitude and longitude at a scale of four miles to the inch, and fills one page in the book.’
  • 11) ‘This displaces the track of totality about 60 degrees east in longitude.’
  • 12) ‘You may notice that both these institutions of higher education are a mere stone's throw from my current longitude and latitude.’
  • 13) ‘In such circumstances it is not surprising that a wrong reading is made of the latitudes and longitudes and very soon the young one finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into this bog of multiple explanations.’
  • 14) ‘Many of the perturbations to the atmosphere that we see occur over very large spatial scales, so it's very important to be able to collaborate with people who operate equipment at other latitudes and other longitudes.’
  • 15) ‘He returned with astronomically determined latitudes and longitudes for many of the places he had visited, essential data for accurate mapping.’
  • 16) ‘Latitudes and longitudes were known for each site, but the precise relationship between them was not known.’
  • 17) ‘Her certificate of discharge even recorded the longitude and latitude at which the company's contractual obligations ended.’
  • 18) ‘At the right longitude and latitude, the resort has plentiful snowfall.’
  • 19) ‘Down the left of the chart Galileo lists the longitude and latitude for each planet.’
  • 20) ‘They are primarily seen at 40 degrees south latitude, and they appear at many longitudes.’
  • 21) ‘In his instructions for constructing a celestial globe, Ptolemy recommended that all longitudes should be measured from Sirius, so that it would not become out of date as a result of precession.’
  • 22) ‘The zero degree line of longitude slices down through Greenwich, dividing London into western and eastern hemispheres.’
  • 23) ‘Other published co-ordinates agree with the latitude, but longitude can vary by as much as 0.03 minutes west.’
  • 24) ‘It discusses topics such as geometry, geography and algebra with applications to the longitudes of the planets.’


  • 1) This system allows latitude in making offers.
  • 2) Leaders who expect progress must allow some latitude for chaos and failure.
  • 3) And protesters should indeed be given great latitude.
  • 4) This ruling helpfully confirms that national governments retain considerable latitude in interpreting the law.
  • 5) We have given lots of latitude and flexibility with a young and inexperienced squad.
  • 6) In many, partners have considerable latitude to sign off their own expenses.
  • 7) Days become longer with increasing latitude north; shorter with increasing latitude south.
  • 8) Here, there tends to be much wider latitude.
  • 9) If allowing the colonists wide latitude in governing themselves was the price for general prosperity, then so be it.
  • 10) And this is why a healthy degree of latitude should be given to tweets, as with candidly expressed opinions more generally.
  • 11) The best approach from central government would be to give latitude to local business needs and employment conditions, within a supporting central framework.
  • 12) I think it's important to give them latitude with their book choices.
  • 13) As head of department he had considerable latitude in how he carried out his work, and so he began to take this new direction.
  • 14) Our northern latitude, by contrast, favours preservation of plant and animal remains.
  • 15) We've seen that pragmatism in the latitude given to France to breach its deficit targets.
  • 16) People can get very angry indeed about that at home, so imagine the stress at latitude 75 degrees south.
  • 17) The impartial balance means the Crittenden Compromise, whose impartiality the North fails to see in any other light than a fond leaning to the South, giving it all territory South of a certain latitude, a _latitude_ that never was intended by the Constitution.
  • 18) A new country, bounded by the oceans, situated just right in latitude, with the richest land and vastest natural resources of any country in the world, settled by immigrants who had thrown off all the leading strings of the Old World and were in the humor for democracy.
  • 19) We have GPS points given in latitude and longitude (3D spherical coordinates).
  • 20) Their only latitude is the ability to use advertising to neutrally encourage voting.
  • 21) Off topic, but, in the absence of the two-pipped one, perhaps a little constructive latitude is allowed …
  • 22) If you live in, oh, say, Wisconsin, there are laws forbidding you from using a centerfire rifle for deer or etc. below a certain latitude (a certain east west highway, in fact).
  • 23) Although Muslim Malaysians believe that Islamic rites should be rigorously observed at all times, the doctor and part-time model, chosen from 10,000 applicants, has been given a certain latitude during the flight.
  • 24) Especially because the angle of incidence of sunlight in the winter at our latitude is greater, and thus we get less of the suns direct rays.
  • 25) ‘The polar ice caps will expand to reach around 45 degrees latitude north and south.’
  • 26) ‘The approximate center of the island group is eight degrees north latitude and 169 east longitude.’
  • 27) ‘We forget that Bethlehem is located in a desert, at a latitude of 31.68 degrees north, an elevation of 2,250 feet.’
  • 28) ‘He suggested measuring latitude, the distance north or south of the equator, by determining the ratio of the longest to the shortest day at that place.’
  • 29) ‘However, we consider the force of her Saturn-Moon crossing to have some effect on the latitude of 53 degrees south around the entire globe.’
  • 30) ‘Its goal is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location.’
  • 31) ‘Fifty-four degrees and forty minutes of north latitude was the northern boundary of the territory.’
  • 32) ‘Sami territory lies at latitudes above 62 degrees north, and much of it is above the Arctic Circle, with dark, cold winters and warm, light summers.’
  • 33) ‘The migration ranges as far south as 30-32 degrees north latitude off southern California and northern Baja, Mexico.’
  • 34) ‘Another way is that we need three numbers to exactly locate ourselves on the Earth: longitude, latitude and elevation above sea level.’
  • 35) ‘Go beyond 40 degrees south latitude, and you're in the Southern Ocean.’
  • 36) ‘They are primarily seen at 40 degrees south latitude, and they appear at many longitudes.’
  • 37) ‘The spots are located at 38 degrees south latitude.’
  • 38) ‘We have about a 3-degree latitude in the steepness or the shallowness.’
  • 39) ‘He sailed down to 40 degrees latitude but found there was no land.’
  • 40) ‘He said he crossed this ‘glacial’ or ‘submerged’ island near 88' N latitude.’
  • 41) ‘To picture the difference, start with the way geographers mark longitude and latitude on Earth's surface.’
  • 42) ‘To get your first map, determine the latitude and longitude of the center of your new map.’
  • 43) ‘The second and third groupings were obviously longitude and latitude coordinates.’
  • 44) ‘Here in the temperate northern latitudes trees have adapted over eons of regular annual seasons.’
  • 45) ‘Six nations, all at least partly situated in temperate latitudes, can expect the least warming.’
  • 46) ‘Broad environmental conditions, particularly average temperatures, differ less among populations in equatorial regions than at higher latitudes.’
  • 47) ‘Inter-tidal communities are most extensive in temperate latitudes.’
  • 48) ‘As a result, there is much less interaction between the lower troposphere air masses of the polar regions and middle latitudes.’
  • 49) ‘This is a problem particularly in towns and regions situated at high latitudes - for example northern Europe.’
  • 50) ‘The maximum speed of rotation is a little over 1,000 mph at the equator, with speeds a bit less in temperate latitudes.’
  • 51) ‘Thus animals able to develop in shallow bodies of water are to some extent buffered against the lower air temperature characteristic of high latitudes.’
  • 52) ‘It is only at the highest latitudes that temperature will set additional physiologic limits.’
  • 53) ‘When these compounds reach upper latitudes and colder temperatures, they precipitate from the air and tend to stay trapped in whatever material they settle in.’
  • 54) ‘For temperate latitudes, it is approximately ten nautical miles.’
  • 55) ‘In temperate latitudes, such a long period includes seasonal changes in environmental conditions.’
  • 56) ‘In the contemporary ocean, cysts tend to be most abundant in seas of temperate latitudes.’
  • 57) ‘For observers at temperate northern latitudes, mid-May offers the year's best chance to see Mercury.’
  • 58) ‘As warmth gradually returns to the northern temperate latitudes, so do the birds that migrated south last autumn.’
  • 59) ‘Warm surface water is carried from the low latitudes to the higher polar latitudes as a surface current.’
  • 60) ‘The jump from polar to temperate latitudes is just as great as from temperate climates to tropical.’
  • 61) ‘High southern latitudes were not invaded by angiosperms until the end of the Cretaceous.’
  • 62) ‘Further research using this approach in the high southern latitudes is underway.’
  • 63) ‘And I thought it would be great to have a character like that, who was like them, who had their freedom and latitude.’
  • 64) ‘This implies that the job has been designed to require a wide range of qualifications and to offer considerable leeway or latitude in deciding what to do and how to do it.’
  • 65) ‘Contracting parties are given considerable latitude, consistent with the doctrine of freedom of contract.’
  • 66) ‘It has been argued that here are some basic rules that leave lots of latitude and freedom.’
  • 67) ‘This ruling permitted the crown officers administering the book trade considerable latitude in redistributing privileges.’
  • 68) ‘This means that the governments will be left with considerable latitude in deciding the extent of tariff they intend imposing on certain necessary imports.’
  • 69) ‘We struck back accordingly, giving our leaders considerable latitude to punish those who live by the sword.’
  • 70) ‘He believed in giving people lots of latitude and flexibility and independence but within parameters.’
  • 71) ‘He gives them considerable creative latitude while saving money on behind-the-scenes functions such as legal work and product sourcing.’
  • 72) ‘He had considerable latitude in negotiating with the Allies, and he was determined to make the best possible deal.’
  • 73) ‘As always, we gave our jury wide latitude to adjust the program.’
  • 74) ‘Essentially, his reading gives very wide latitude for both federal and state gun control laws.’
  • 75) ‘Well, I think that a president should be given wide latitude.’
  • 76) ‘Statutory language is sufficiently imprecise to permit considerable latitude in interpretation by the courts.’
  • 77) ‘Initially, the Supreme Court interpreted them very narrowly and states were permitted considerable latitude in what they did.’
  • 78) ‘Allow your children latitude - even to take a year off before starting college.’
  • 79) ‘Should this occur, allow your patient latitude to express these feelings.’
  • 80) ‘But they must be allowed more latitude to play what's immediately in front of them.’
  • 81) ‘Do you think there will be increasing latitude to get more substantial articles published?’
  • 82) ‘Rather, the nature of the orders themselves determines the latitude allowed in how they are carried out.’
  • 83) ‘That lack of exposure latitude in film is the second reason many photographs don't turn out the way we remember the scene.’
  • 84) ‘I keep using a 35 mm, as the exposure latitude is so much better than with my digital compact.’
  • 85) ‘The actual exposures are close enough for just about any camera these days with the latitude in the films being so wide, so the other differences now will come down to user friendliness.’
  • 86) ‘Film has a narrow latitude - a couple of stops - in which you can see an image.’

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