|Origin:||latitudo, from latus 'wide'|
1 [uncountable and countable]TMSG
the distance north or south of the equator (=the imaginary line around the middle of the world), measured in degrees [↪ longitude]
an area at a particular latitude:
The birds breed in northern latitudes.
the oceans of the lower latitude
3 [uncountable] formal
freedom to choose what you do or say
considerable/greater latitude (=a lot of freedom to choose)
Pupils enjoy considerable latitude in deciding what they want to study.
Employees should have some latitude in organizing their work.