latitude noun

1 geographical position

ADJ. high, low | northern, southern | polar, temperate These birds only survive in temperate latitudes.

VERB + LATITUDE calculate, determine

PHRASES a line of latitude

2 freedom

ADJ. considerable, great

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

VERB + LATITUDE allow (sb), give sb

PREP. ~ for This method allows very little latitude for error. | ~ in Nowadays, newspapers are allowed considerable latitude in criticizing the government.