geographical latitude

noun

Definition of geographical latitude

: the angle between the plane of the earth's equator and the line perpendicular to the standard spheroid at a given point on the earth's surface — compare terrestrial latitude

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“Geographical latitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geographical%20latitude. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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