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southing

[ sou-thing ]
/ ˈsaʊ ðɪŋ /
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noun

Astronomy.
  1. the transit of a heavenly body across the celestial meridian.
  2. south declination.
movement or deviation toward the south.
distance due south made by a vessel.

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Origin of southing

First recorded in 1650–60; south + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for southing

southing
/ (ˈsaʊðɪŋ) /

noun

nautical movement, deviation, or distance covered in a southerly direction
astronomy a south or negative declination
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