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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]
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## 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]
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 longitude - the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwichangular distance - the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer; "he recorded angular distances between the stars"
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Translations
خَط الطّولخَطُّ الطُّولِ
délkazeměpisná délka
pituusaste
zemljopisna dužina
földrajzi hosszúság
lengd

경도
ilgumailgumasišilginis
garums
longitud
เส้นแวง
kinh độ

## longitude

[ˈlɒŋgɪtjuːd] N
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## longitude

[ˈlɒndʒɪtjuːd] n
250 degrees longitude → 250 degrés de longitude
at 250 degrees longitude → par 250 degrés de longitude
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## longitude

nLänge f; lines of longitudeLängengrade pl
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## longitude

[ˈlɒŋgɪtjuːd] n
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## 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?
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## longitude

zeměpisná délka længdegrad pituusaste zemljopisna dužina 経度 경도 longitud เส้นแวง kinh độ
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Hence, it took a clockmaker to create a practical solution to the longitude problem.
(3) In tracing the complex story of the people, machines and ideas involved in solving the longitude problem, portraits play an important role in 'Ships, Clocks & Stars'.
In Britain, King Charles II had founded the Royal Observatory in 1675 for the explicit purpose of addressing the longitude problem, but there had been no useful results nearly 40 years later.
"longitude problem" in 1759, no one and no thing could tell

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