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middle latitude

the latitude of the point that is midway between two parallels on the same side of the equator.
Also called mean latitude.
Origin of middle latitude
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If oblique, it is solved by middle latitude, or Mercator sailing.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Distances are measured or laid down on a mercator chart by using the latitude border scale for the middle latitude.

    Nautical Charts G. R. Putnam
  • The first thing to do is to find the average or middle latitude in which you have been sailing.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper

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