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Latitude - definitions

Latitude - A measure, in degrees, of distance north or south of the Equator, where 0- equals the Equator, 90- N. Latitude is the North Pole; 90-S. Latitude is the South Pole. Used in conjunction with an East/West measurement: Longitude, any point on the globe can be pinpointed.

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latitude - [coordinate systems] The angular distance, usually measured in degrees north or south of the equator. Lines of latitude are also referred to as parallels.

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