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

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 After explaining the difference between climate and weather, Holdren speaks briefly in the video about how global warming has been linked to frequent exchanges of warm and cold air between the poles and the midlatitudes. Abby Levene, Outside Online, 30 Oct. 2014 Since the 1980s, the scientists said, the world has become cloudier toward the poles and less cloudy in the midlatitudes. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2022 That’s because storms in the midlatitudes – a temperate zone north of the tropics that includes the entire continental U.S. – draw their energy from large temperature contrasts. Esther Mullens, The Conversation, 27 Jan. 2022 In Alaska's midlatitudes, fires may trigger enough thaw that the permafrost will never return, barring another Ice Age. Randi Jandt, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2021 That could cause some major weather shifts across the midlatitudes, particularly Europe. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2021 The consequences could be dramatic: shifts in rainfall patterns across the midlatitudes and an increase in droughts, heat waves, floods and other extreme weather events in Europe and the eastern U.S. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2021 In previous models ice crystals made up more of the low clouds in the midlatitudes of the southern Pacific Ocean and elsewhere than satellite observations seemed to justify. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, 27 July 2021 Cohen isn't convinced, noting that the models also forecast unrealistically warm winter weather in the midlatitudes, making other predictions suspect. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, 12 May 2021 See More

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Midlatitudes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midlatitudes. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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