[nawr-thing, -th ing]
- northward movement or deviation.
- distance due north made on any course tending northward.
Origin of northing
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Examples from the Web for northing
We walked forward, northing our course, along the headlands.Ravensdene Court
J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
In their first eight days they made but eight miles' northing.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries
In fact, they have lost three miles of the three hundred of northing they had so laboriously made.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
On the 9th, the river fell off again to the westward, and we lost a good deal of the northing we had made the day before.
In navigation, implies the distance made good towards the south: the opposite of northing.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- nautical movement or distance covered in a northerly direction, esp as expressed in the resulting difference in latitude
- astronomy a north or positive declination
- the distance northwards of a point from a given parallel indicated by the second half of a map grid reference
- a latitudinal grid lineCompare easting (def. 2)
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