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circle of latitude

[′sər·kəl əv ′lad·ə‚tüd]
(astronomy)
A great circle of the celestial sphere passing through the ecliptic poles, and hence perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic. Also known as parallel of latitude.
(geodesy)
A meridian of the terrestrial sphere along which latitude is measured.
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circle of latitude

circle of latitude
i. A great circle of the celestial sphere through the ecliptic poles and, hence, perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic.
ii. A meridian along which latitude is measured.
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Figure 5 or Quinlan's model should help students see that the longitudinal differences are the same across all circles of latitude. The problem is then reduced to just another application of the definition of angle measure.
Coloured cardboard circles, which are described in this article with the aid of diagrams, were used to model circles of latitude and longitude and even great circles.