Meaning of latitude
Pronunciation: (lat'i-td", -tyd"), [key]
- the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, measured on the meridian of the point.
- a place or region as marked by this distance.
- freedom from narrow restrictions; freedom of action, opinion, etc.: He allowed his children a fair amount of latitude.
- Seecelestial latitude.
- Seegalactic latitude.
- the ability of an emulsion to record the brightness values of a subject in their true proportion to one another, expressed as the ratio of the amount of brightness in the darkest possible value to the amount of brightness in the brightest: a latitude of 1 to 128.
- latitude (Thesaurus)