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noun American English pronunciation: latitude /ˈlætəˌtud/ 
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singularlatitude
plurallatitudes
  1. 2

    latitudes

    [plural] a place or region at a particular latitude

    The plant grows best in cooler latitudes.

  2. 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.

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