circle of latitude

Definition of circle of latitude

1 : a great circle perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic
2 : a meridian of the terrestrial sphere along which latitude is measured sometimes : parallel of latitude

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“Circle of latitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circle%20of%20latitude. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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