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Longitude 1Definition: 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.
Longitude 2Definition: 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 expressed either in
degrees or in time; as, that of New
74¡ or h.
min. west of
Longitude 3Definition: The distance in
degrees, reckoned from the vernal equinox, on the ecliptic, to a circle at right angles to the ecliptic passing through the heavenly body whose longitude is designated; as, the longitude of Capella is
longitude 4Definition: an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south
poles at right angles to the equator; "all
points on the same meridian have the same longitude"