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
Like our lines of latitude and longitude, this new grid has its own North Pole, near the village of Ugiz, Uzbekistan, where almost 80,000 (mostly hypothetical) New York avenues converge at a point.
Hurricanes were originally labeled by latitude-longitude numbers.
The site calculates the antipode for any city or zip code entered by converting the latitude and longitude to the opposite hemisphere.
Some New Jersey educators have worked drones into lessons about longitude and latitude, while others have used them to demonstrate vocabulary words in foreign languages.
Careful observation of eclipses enabled 18th-century astronomers to get a more precise determination of the moon’s orbit, which in turn enabled the calculation of longitude at sea.
The international date line is on the opposite side of the planet from the Greenwich — or prime — meridian that marks zero degrees longitude.
Tiffany & Co. designed the 24-inch trophy featuring 30 flags representing each Major League Baseball team, latitude and longitude lines symbolizing the world, and 24-karat vermeil stitches representing those on a baseball.
Carlisle, who opened Milkweed Health & Harmony Emporium about a year ago, designed an eclipse-themed T-shirt with the latitude and longitude of Hopkinsville.
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Did You Know?
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.
Origin and Etymology of longitude
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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
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