longitude longitude  /ˈlɑn dʒə ˌtud/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich

Usage(s):

  1. The instrument's most remarkable feature is its ability to translate a plane's position into longitude and latitude.
  2. With readings for distance traveled, plus latitude and longitude, the ship's position is clear at any moment.
  3. It is--or it ought to be--unacceptable that an accident of longitude and latitude determines whether a child lives or dies.

News

  1. State agencies to launch $30 million venture capital fund

    Called 4490 Ventures, a reference to the 44° N latitude and 90° W longitude lines that approximate the center of the state of Wisconsin, the $30 million fund will focus on early-stage companies primarily in Wisconsin.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Small Business Times

  2. Tropical Storm Andrea beginning to lose tropical characteristics

    Tropical Storm Andrea is losing tropical characteristics. At 2:00 p.m. EDT the center of Andrea was located near latitude 34.9 north, longitude 78.9 west. Andrea is moving toward the northeast near 28 mph and this general motion with an increase...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. Tropical Storm Andrea moving into North Carolina

    Tropical Storm Andrea is about to move into North Carolina. At 11:00 a.m. EDT the center of Andrea was located near latitude 34.4 north, longitude 79.5 west. Andrea is moving more quickly toward the northeast near 28 mph (44 km/h)...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Quotes

  1. "Human nature doesn't change with parliamentary majorities," Bertone said, "and not even with the passing of time, with the changing of latitude or longitude."
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone Source: FOXNews

  2. "In the semantic web, it's like every piece of data is given a longitude and latitude on a map, and anyone can 'mash' them together and use them for different things," said Sir Tim. "Imagine if two completely separate things - your bank...
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Tim Berners-Lee Source: VNUNet.com

  3. "The difference between Chicago and Atlanta is huge," Ohman said. "The biggest difference? A change in latitude and a change in longitude. That's the big change, but the best is that I am pitching for a manager who is a legend and, after 10...
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Will Ohman Source: StarNewsOnline.com

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