parallel of latitude

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parallel of latitude:

see latitudelatitude,
angular distance of any point on the surface of the earth north or south of the equator. The equator is latitude 0°, and the North Pole and South Pole are latitudes 90°N and 90°S, respectively.
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Parallel of Latitude


the line of intersection of the surface of the globe with a plane parallel to the equator. All points lying on such a parallel have the same geographic latitude.

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parallel of latitude

[′par·ə‚lel əv ′lad·ə‚tüd]
(computer science)
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circle of longitude

circle of longitude
circle of longitude
i. A circle of the celestial sphere parallel to the ecliptic.
ii. A circle on the surface of the earth parallel to the plane of the equator. A parallel, along which longitude is measured. Also called parallel of latitude.


The line joining all points that are at the same latitude (i.e., parallel to the equator). See latitude. See also parallel of latitude.
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In the paper we consider the conical parallel of latitude circles.
Using models j, k, l to teach the distance between two places on the same parallel of latitude. Compare distances:
Somalia has since 1979 recognised and respected the maritime boundary between the two countries along a parallel of latitude.
West to east along the 25[degrees]S parallel of latitude: --
In the 1979-2014 period, Somalia recognised the disputed maritime zone along a parallel of latitude as part of Kenya's territory.
Southern European countries along the 40[degrees]N parallel of latitude: --
If you crossed Europe along the 50[degrees]N parallel of latitude, through which countries would you travel?
If you traveled across Asia at the 20[degrees]N parallel of latitude, through which countries and bodies of water would you travel?

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