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noun

1. Geography.

  1. the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth’s surface, measured on the meridian of the point.
  2. a place or region as marked by this distance.

2. freedom from narrow restrictions; freedom of action, opinion, etc.:

4. Photography. the ability of an emulsion to record the brightness values of a subject in their true proportion to one another, expressed as the ratio of the amount of brightness in the darkest possible value to the amount of brightness in the brightest:

a latitude of 1 to 128.