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noun [countable/uncountable] longitude pronunciation in British English /ˈlɒndʒɪˌtjuːd/longitude pronunciation in British English /ˈlɒŋɡɪˌtjuːd/
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  1. the distance east or west of the Greenwich meridian (=an imaginary line from the top of the Earth to the bottom), measured in degrees and minutes. Latitude is the distance north or south of the equator.

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