Definition of latitudo
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LNS
lātitūdō, lātitūdinis
1. latus
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. breadth, width
  2. extent, size, compass
  3. richness or copiousness of expression
Abbreviations
lātitūdo, inis, f. 1. latus, breadth, width of any thing (class.). Lit.: in hac immensitate latitudinum, longitudinum, altitudinum, Cic. N. D. 1, 20, 54: fossae, Caes. B. G. 2, 12: castra amplius milibus passuum VIII. in latitudinem patebant, id. ib. 2, 7 fin.: patere in latitudinem, id. ib. 2, 8; Plin. 3 prooem. § 3; cf. Quint. 1, 10, 42; 11, 3, 141: vires umerorum et latitudines ad aratra extrahenda, Cic. N. D. 2, 63, 159.

— Transf., in gen., extent, size, compass: possessionum, Cic. Agr. 2, 26, 67.

— Trop. (very rare): verborum, a broad pronunciation, Cic. de Or. 2, 22, 91: Platonica, richness or copiousness of expression, Plin. Ep. 1, 10, 5 (for the Gr. πλατύτης τῆς ἑρμη νείας, called amplitudo Platonis, Cic. Or. 1, 5).
 
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