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Imaginary lines around the earth

the Antarctic Circle

noun

an imaginary line around the Earth at the south pole

the Arctic Circle

an imaginary line around the Earth near the north pole

the date line

noun

the international date line

the equator

noun

an imaginary line that goes round the Earth and divides it into the northern and southern hemispheres

equatorial

adjective

near the equator, or typical of conditions near the equator

the international date line

noun

an imaginary line in the Pacific Ocean going from north to south that divides the world into two parts so that the date in the eastern half is one day earlier than the date in the western half. The international date line is often simply called the date line.

latitude

noun

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

longitude

noun

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.

longitudinal

adjective

relating to or measured in longitude

meridian

noun

one of the imaginary lines that goes around the Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole. These are used for measuring position, time etc.

parallel

noun

an imaginary line around the Earth at a fixed distance from the equator

tropic

noun

one of the two imaginary lines around the Earth on either side of the equator. The Tropic of Cancer is 23° 26’ north of it and the Tropic of Capricorn is 23° 26’ south of it.

kimchi

a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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jones

a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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