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

noun Navigation.

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

Origin of northing

First recorded in 1660–70; north + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for northing

/ (ˈnɔːθɪŋ, -ðɪŋ) /


nautical movement or distance covered in a northerly direction, esp as expressed in the resulting difference in latitude
astronomy a north or positive declination
  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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