plural noun
mid·​lat·​i·​tudes | \ ˈmid-ˈla-tə-ˌtüdz How to pronounce midlatitudes (audio) , ˌmid-, -ˌtyüdz \

Definition of midlatitudes

: latitudes of the temperate zones or from about 30 to 60 degrees north or south of the equator

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Other Words from midlatitudes

midlatitude \ ˈmid-​ˈla-​tə-​ˌtüd How to pronounce midlatitudes (audio) , ˌmid-​ , -​ˌtyüd \ adjective

Examples of midlatitudes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People who live in the midlatitudes enjoy maximum daylight on the summer solstice and put up with maximum darkness on the winter solstice. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "Sunlight Changes Unequally All Year Long," 18 Feb. 2021 Most of the water known to exist on Mars is ice -- both at the poles and the planet's midlatitudes. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Scientists say they have come up with a potential way to make oxygen on Mars," 8 Dec. 2020 This confirmed that the phosphine signal was still there and most intense at the midlatitudes while seemingly absent from the poles and equator. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Chemical that shouldn’t be there spotted in Venus’ atmosphere," 14 Sep. 2020 For nearly two years, the Earth received about one percent of pre-impact sunlight, with midlatitudes suffering the longest. Nola Taylor Redd, Smithsonian Magazine, "After the Dinosaur-Killing Impact, Soot Played a Remarkable Role in Extinction," 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of midlatitudes

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of midlatitudes was in 1872

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4 Mar 2021

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“Midlatitudes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midlatitudes. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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