latitude - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈlætɪˌtjuːd/
singularlatitude
plurallatitudes
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] science the distance of a point on the Earth from the equator (=the imaginary line around the middle of the Earth), measured in degrees north or south
    See also longitude
  2. 2

    latitudes

    [plural] a place or region at a particular latitude
  3. 3
    [uncountable] formal freedom to use your own methods and judgment in doing something

    He was allowed a lot of latitude in implementing company policy.