Definition of low latitudes in English:

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low latitudes

plural noun

Regions near the equator.
Example sentences
  • The findings stem from the first observation of an X-ray flare reflected from Saturn's low latitudes, the region that correlates to Earth's equator and tropics.
  • In contrast, this same school of thought proclaimed that the complex ecosystems of low latitudes, the tropical rain forests and coral reefs, would prove more stable because of their diversity.
  • There is now good evidence that at least three Proterozoic ice ages culminated in glaciation extending to very low latitudes; possibly to the equator.

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Syllabification: low lat·i·tudes

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