Degree of longitude

Related to Degree of longitude: Degree of latitude
the distance on a parallel of latitude between two meridians that make an angle of one degree with each other at the poles - a distance which varies as the cosine of the latitude, being at the equator 69.16 statute miles.

See also: Degree

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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That difference of 3 degrees, 15 minutes is equivalent to 3.25 degrees, which when multiplied by four (because time varies by four minutes for each degree of longitude) equals a 14-minute offset.
A PENSIONER has completed a 15-year-long dream by walking the length of Scotland using the 5th degree of longitude as his invisible guide.