true north


noun Navigation, Surveying.

the direction of the north pole from a given point.

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British Dictionary definitions for true north

true north

noun

the direction from any point along a meridian towards the North PoleAlso called: geographic north Compare magnetic north
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true north in Science

true north

See geographic north.
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