latitude

noun
1 geographical position
ADJECTIVE
high, low
northern, southern
polar, temperate, tropical

These birds only survive in temperate latitudes.

VERB + LATITUDE
calculate, determine
PHRASES
a line of latitude
2 freedom
ADJECTIVE
considerable, great
broad (esp. AmE), wide (both esp. AmE)

Their managers enjoy wide latitude to make hiring decisions.

… OF LATITUDE
degree

Some degree of latitude is required in interpreting the law on this point.

VERB + LATITUDE
allow (sb), give sb, permit (esp. AmE)
enjoy
PREPOSITION
latitude for

This method allows very little latitude for error.

latitude in

Nowadays, newspapers are allowed considerable latitude in criticizing the government.


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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

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