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 (lăt′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
a. The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees along a meridian, as on a map or globe.
b. A region of the earth considered in relation to its distance from the equator: temperate latitudes.
2. Astronomy The angular distance of a celestial body north or south of the ecliptic.
3. Freedom from normal restraints, limitations, or regulations. See Synonyms at room.
4. A range of values or conditions, especially the range of exposures over which a photographic film yields usable images.
5. Archaic Width; breadth.

[Middle English, geographical latitude, from Old French, width, from Latin lātitūdō, width, geographical latitude, from lātus, wide.]

lat′i·tu′din·al (-to͞od′n-əl, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
lat′i·tu′di·nal·ly adv.


(ˌlæt ɪˈtud n l, -ˈtyud-)

of or pertaining to latitude.
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Adj.1.latitudinal - of or relating to latitudes north or south


[ˌlætɪˈtjuːdɪnl] ADJlatitudinal


adjBreiten-; latitudinal linesBreitengrade pl
References in classic literature ?
Upon tracing on his maps, he found that his latitudinal route had been two degrees, or one hundred and twenty miles, to the westward.
Open competition: implementation of works on the preparation of documentation for the planning of the territory for the placement of the linear object: "south latitudinal highway, stage 1" for the needs of st.
When location data is enabled, AccuWeather shares incredibly detailed information including the exact latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates, altitude and speed of travel.
At the Newfoundland and Labrador Boreal Ecosystem Latitudinal Transect (NL-BELT) more than two dozen scientists and graduate students from government and academia are analyzing the effect of climate change upon the province's boreal forests.
Since the modular screen panels contain no latitudinal steel insert, for non-standard deck widths, the panels can be cut to fit on-site.
En este estudio, se utilizaron camaras trampa para caracterizar los patrones de actividad diario, mensual y estacional de 28 especies de mamiferos de mediano y gran porte en tres localidades del pedemonte de Yungas que abarcan gran parte del gradiente latitudinal de este ambiente en la region del NOA.
Latitudinal clines in size at maturity have been previously reported in several fish species (Heibo et al.
We present the first account of the boreal tree species trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides, Salicaceae) growing beyond the latitudinal treeline in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range, Alaska.
To date, Great Horned Owl diet has been analyzed along a latitudinal gradient in Chile (Jaksic and others 1986), and along an altitudinal gradient in Argentine Patagonia (Donazar and others 1997).
That's a huge latitudinal difference between the previously known human habitation sites south of the Arctic Circle and the new mammoth find--about 1,700 kilometers, Pitulko says.
The researchers also discovered that the effects have distinct latitudinal patterns.
Este patron latitudinal fue puesto a prueba primeramente para grupos de subespecies por el ecologo argentino Eduardo Rapoport (Rapoport, 1982) y posteriormente para grupos taxonomicos de mayor rango logrando una generalizacion por Stevens (1989).