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longitude

lon·gi·tude

 (lŏn′jĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′, lôn′-)
n.
1. Angular distance on the earth's surface, measured east or west from the Prime Meridian at Greenwich, England, to the meridian passing through a position, expressed in degrees (or hours), minutes, and seconds.
2. Celestial longitude.

[Middle English, length, a measured length, from Old French, from Latin longitūdō, longitūdin-, from longus, long; see del- in Indo-European roots.]

longitude

(ˈlɒndʒɪˌtjuːd; ˈlɒŋɡ-)
n
1. (Physical Geography) distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian at 0° measured by the angle between the plane of the prime meridian and that of the meridian through the point in question, or by the corresponding time difference. See latitude1
2. (Astronomy) astronomy short for celestial longitude
[C14: from Latin longitūdō length, from longus long1]

lon•gi•tude

(ˈlɒn dʒɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. angular distance east or west on the earth's surface, as measured, usu. in degrees, from the meridian of some particular place to the prime meridian at Greenwich, England.
2. the angular distance of a celestial point from the great circle that is perpendicular to the ecliptic at the vernal equinox, measured through 360° eastward parallel to the ecliptic.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin longitūdō length. See longi-, -tude]
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longitude

lon·gi·tude

(lŏn′jĭ-to͞od′)
Distance east or west on the Earth's surface, measured in degrees from a certain meridian, usually the prime meridian at Greenwich, England, which has a longitude of 0°. The distance of a degree of longitude is about 69 statute miles (111 kilometers) or 60 nautical miles at the equator, narrowing to zero at the poles. Longitude and latitude are the coordinates used to identify any point on the Earth's surface. Compare latitude.

longitude

Location east or west of the prime meridian.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.longitude - the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich
angular distance - the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer; "he recorded angular distances between the stars"
Translations
خَط الطّولخَطُّ الطُّولِ
délkazeměpisná délka
længdegradlængde
pituusaste
zemljopisna dužina
földrajzi hosszúság
lengd
経度
경도
ilgumailgumasišilginis
garums
longitud
เส้นแวง
kinh độ

longitude

[ˈlɒŋgɪtjuːd] Nlongitud f

longitude

[ˈlɒndʒɪtjuːd] nlongitude f
250 degrees longitude → 250 degrés de longitude
at 250 degrees longitude → par 250 degrés de longitude

longitude

nLänge f; lines of longitudeLängengrade pl

longitude

[ˈlɒŋgɪtjuːd] nlongitudine f

longitude

(ˈloŋgitjuːd) noun
the distance, measured in degrees on the map, that a place is east or west of a standard north-south line, usually that which passes through Greenwich. What is the latitude and longitude of that town?
ˌlongiˈtudinal adjective
ˌlongiˈtudinally adverb

longitude

خَطُّ الطُّولِ zeměpisná délka længdegrad Länge γεωγραφικό μήκος longitud pituusaste longitude zemljopisna dužina longitudine 経度 경도 longitude lengdegrad długość geograficzna longitude долгота longitud เส้นแวง boylam kinh độ 经度
References in classic literature ?
At one time the greatest whaling people in the world, the Dutch and Germans are now among the least; but here and there at very wide intervals of latitude and longitude, you still occasionally meet with their flag in the Pacific.
To the jacket he added a short cloak, which scarcely reached half way down his thigh; it was of crimson cloth, though a good deal soiled, lined with bright yellow; and as he could transfer it from one shoulder to the other, or at his pleasure draw it all around him, its width, contrasted with its want of longitude, formed a fantastic piece of drapery.
In a few cases, to be sure, the name of a place would be added, as "Offe Caraccas," or a mere entry of latitude and longitude, as "62o 17' 20", 19o 2' 40".
The captain having been at Tonquin, was, in his return to England, driven north-eastward to the latitude of 44 degrees, and longitude of 143.
Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--' (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a VERY good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) `--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?
The 20th of July, the tropic of Capricorn was cut by 105d of longitude, and the 27th of the same month we crossed the Equator on the 110th meridian.
By an observation of Jupiter's satellites, with a Dolland reflecting telescope, Captain Bonneville ascertained the longitude to be 102 57' west of Greenwich.
20" and 140 degrees 10" West longitude from Greenwich.
Within the short period we have mentioned, the population has spread itself over five degrees of latitude and seven of longitude, and has swelled to a million and a half of inhabitants, who are maintained in abundance, and can look forward to ages before the evil day must arrive when their possessions shall become unequal to their wants.
Tristram looked at him for some moments, and allowed his placid eyes to measure his friend's generous longitude and rest upon his comfortably contemplative face.
As far as I remember--but I had a temperature of 104 degrees at the time--he'd mistaken the meridians of longitude.
He could not stand up to that particular sort of talk, and snapped out the latitude and longitude without more lectures.