latitude


latitude
latitude lat‧i‧tude [ˈlættjuːd ǁ -tuːd] noun [uncountable] JOURNALISM
freedom to choose what you do or say:
latitude in

• The new guidelines give banks more latitude in making loans.

• States generally have wide latitude in setting tax policies.

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latitude UK US /ˈlætɪtjuːd/ noun
[C] the position north or south of the Equator measured in degrees: »

a GPS watch that displays longitude and latitude

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He says people living in the US above 35 degrees latitude may not get enough sun in the winter months to produce Vitamin D.

[C, usually plural] an area near to a particular latitude: »

In these latitudes, a delivery fleet needs snow tires and antifreeze.

[U] freedom to behave, act, or think in the way you want to: broad/great/wide latitude »

A new ruling gives the group wide latitude to go ahead and make their own decisions.

latitude in (doing) sth »

The foundation has wide latitude in how it structures its sponsorships and agreements.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • latitude — [ latityd ] n. f. • 1314; lat. latitudo « largeur » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Largeur. Spécialt Large acception ou extension. 2 ♦ (XVIe) Fig. Faculté, pouvoir d agir (en toute liberté). Mod. Donner, laisser toute latitude à qqn pour faire qqch. ⇒ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Latitude — Lat i*tude, n. [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.] 1. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width. [1913 Webster] Provided the length do not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latitude — LATITUDE. subst. f. Terme d Astronomie & de Geographie. La distance de l Equateur aux Poles. Latitude boreale. latitude australe. Paris est à tant de degrez de latitude. prendre les latitudes. le degré de latitude …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • latitude — [lat′ə to͞od΄, lat′ətyo͞od΄] n. [OFr < L latitudo < latus, wide: see LATERAL] 1. Rare breadth; width 2. Rare extent; scope; range of applicability 3. freedom from narrow restrictions; freedom of opinion, conduct, or action 4. see… …   English World dictionary

  • Latitude 37 — (Окленд,Новая Зеландия) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: 20 Pakenham Street Ea …   Каталог отелей

  • Latitude — ist die Bezeichnung für: die Geographische Breite eine Modellreihe von Notebook Computern des Herstellers Dell den Renault Latitude einen Service zur Ortung von Mobiltelefonen in Google Maps …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • latitude — late 14c., breadth, from O.Fr. latitude (13c.) and directly from L. latitudo breadth, width, extent, size, from latus wide, from PIE root *stele to spread (Cf. O.C.S. steljo to spread out, Armenian lain broad ). Geographical sense also is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Latitüde — (franz., lat. latitudo), Breite (besonders geographische), Weite, namentlich Spielraum, Freiheit der Bewegung; latitudinal, auf Breite (Breitengrad) bezüglich …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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