Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width.
Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.
Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.
Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.
The range of exposure (+/-) in which a photographic emulsion will produce a usable image.
The range exposure from under to over exposure that will still produce an acceptable image from a specific film.
The range of thickness of material that can be recorded on the radiograph within the useful reading range of film density. A high contrast film has little latitude and conversely a low contrast film has great latitude.
The range of photographic exposure which will result in a satisfactory negative. It is measured by the ratio of the maximum exposure which will yield a satisfactory negative to the minimum exposure. The latitude of a film is greatest when used to photograph a subject with low contrast. The term is also applied to printing papers (see "characteristic curve").