## Look up: Longitude

1. Longitude
An east/west measurement of position in relation to the Prime Meridian, an imaginary circle that passes through the north and south poles.
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2. Longitude
Great circles that pass through both the north and south poles, also called meridians.
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3. Longitude
Position on the Earth's surface east or west of the Greenwich meridian.
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4. Longitude
The angular distance of a point east or west of an arbitrarily defined meridian, usually taken to be the Greenwich meridian. The distance is measured with reference to an idealised shape of the earth.
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5. Longitude
terrestrial: E-W coordinates of position on earth's surface; ecliptic: position along the ecliptic, measured in degrees and minutes of signs; see latitude.
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6. Longitude
Position on the earth's surface eastward or westward of an agreed starting-point (meridian â€“ usually the meridian-line at Greenwich Observatory, London), expressed in degrees, minutes and seconds. Â  Identifying a ship's longitude when out of sight of known landmarks was a lasting problem, ...
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7. Longitude
The location of a point east or west of the prime meridian. Longitude is shown on a map or globe as north-south lines left and right of the prime meridian, which passes through Greenwich, England. See also: Earth, Latitude.
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8. Longitude
Lon'gi·tude noun [ French, from Latin longitudo , from longus long.] 1. Length; measure or distance along the longest line; -- distinguished from breadth or thickness ; as, the longitude of a room; rare now, ...
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9. longitude
1. Length; measure or distance along the longest line; distinguished from breadth or thickness; as, the longitude of a room; rare now, except in a humorous sense. 'The longitude of their cloaks.' (Sir. W. Scott) 'Mine [shadow] spindling into longitude immense.' (Cowper) ... 2. <geography> The ...
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10. longitude
noun the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich
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11. longitude
the position to the east or west of an imaginary line on the Earth's surface
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12. Longitude
• (n.) The arc or portion of the equator intersected between the meridian of a given place and the meridian of some other place from which longitude is reckoned, as from Greenwich, England, or sometimes from the capital of a country, as from Washington or Paris. The longitude of a place is expr...
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1. longitude
(from the article `latitude and longitude`) coordinate system by means of which the position or location of any place on the Earth`s surface can be determined and described....part in raising the quality of astronomical observations. Surveys of much higher accuracy were now feasible. The development...
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2. longitude
longitude In geography and astronomy, length; the angular distance east or west of the prime meridian that stretches from the north pole to the south pole and passes through Greenwich, England. Longitude is measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds.
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3. Longitude
Longitude (d or d) is a geographic coordinate that specifies the east-west position of a point on the Earth`s surface. It is an angular measurement, usually expressed in degrees, minutes and seconds, and denoted by the Greek letter lambda (λ). Points with the same longitude lie in lines running fr...
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4. Longitude
Longitude is a west-east measurement of position on the Earth. It is defined by the angle measured from a vertical plane running through the polar axis and the prime meridian. A line connecting all places of the same longitude is termed a meridian. Longitude is measured in degrees, minutes, and seco...
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5. LONGITUDE
The distance in degrees east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England
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6. LONGITUDE
The location east or west in reference to the Prime Meridian, which is designated as zero (0) degrees longitude. The distance between lines of longitude are greater at the equator and smaller at the higher latitudes, intersecting at the earth's North and South Poles. Time zones are correlated to lon...
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7. longitude
Image credit: NASA The angular distance measured east or west from the prime meridian. For celestial longitude, see celestial sphere.
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8. Longitude
The distance in degrees east or west of the meridian at
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9. longitude
longitude (lon'jitOOd") , angular distance on the earth's surface measured along any latitude line such as the equator east or west of the prime meridian. A meridian of longitude is an imaginary line on the earth's surface from pole to pole; two opposite meridians form a great circle dividin...
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10. Longitude
In geography, Longitude is the the distance of a place due east or west from a meridian taken as a starting-point, this distance being measured along the equator or a parallel of latitude; in other words, it is the angle between the meridian plane of one place and some fixed meridian plane. Longitud...
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11. longitude
See latitude and longitude
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12. longitude
The angular distance east or west from a meridian drawn between the North Pole to the South Pole and passing through Greenwich, England, measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds. A combination of latitude and longitude can be used to locate any spot on the Earthís surface.
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13. Longitude
The location of a point east or west of the prime meridian. Longitude is shown on a map or globe as north-south lines left and right of the prime meridian, which passes through Greenwich, England.
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