northing

[ nawr-thing, -th ing ]
/ ˈnɔr θɪŋ, -ðɪŋ /
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noun Navigation.

northward movement or deviation.
distance due north made on any course tending northward.

Nearby words

  1. northerner,
  2. northernize,
  3. northernmost,
  4. northfield,
  5. northglenn,
  6. northlake,
  7. northland,
  8. northlander,
  9. northman,
  10. northmen

Origin of northing

First recorded in 1660–70; north + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for northing

northing

/ (ˈnɔːθɪŋ, -ðɪŋ) /

noun

nautical movement or distance covered in a northerly direction, esp as expressed in the resulting difference in latitude
astronomy a north or positive declination
cartography
  1. the distance northwards of a point from a given parallel indicated by the second half of a map grid reference
  2. a latitudinal grid lineCompare easting (def. 2)
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