Examples of longitude in a Sentence
a map of the world showing lines of latitude and longitude
calculating the longitudes of different places
The regions are on roughly the same longitude.
Recent Examples of longitude from the Web
The lines that are already on the basketball are like lines of longitude.
The data include estimates of the latitude and longitude of each named storm's center at six-hour intervals.
Working with Frank, Turton and Beneduce determined the photo’s exact location using the longitude and latitude from the images and even enlisted the help of an oceanographer to determine just how the sign traveled so far.
The interactive site also shows rotor diameter and hub height, turbine models and their positions by latitude and longitude.
This time difference is essentially your longitude.
But as one gets close to the poles, lines of longitude converge and the system breaks down.
Harrison was self-educated, and is credited with creating the first marine chronometer to calculate longitude when sailors were at sea.
Tied around their legs were specimen labels: faded, handwritten records of the date, altitude, latitude, and longitude of their capture, along with other vital details.
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The imaginary (but very important) lines of longitude run from the North Pole to the South Pole. Each is identified by the number of degrees it lies east or west of the so-called prime meridian in Greenwich, England (part of London). A circle is divided into 360°; so, for example, the longitude of the Egyptian city of Cairo is about 31°E—that is, about 31° east of London. The "long" sense of the root may be easier to see in some uses of the adjective longitudinal: A longitudinal study is a research study that follows its subjects over many long years, and a longitudinal engine is one that drives a crankshaft that runs lengthwise under a vehicle (as in rear-wheel-drive cars) rather than crosswise.
LONGITUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of longitude for English Language Learners
: distance measured in degrees east or west from an imaginary line (called the prime meridian) that goes from the North Pole to the South Pole and that passes through Greenwich, England
: an imaginary line that circles the Earth at a particular longitude
LONGITUDE Defined for Kids
Definition of longitude for Students
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