northing definition

  • noun:
    • the real difference in latitude between two jobs due to a movement on north.
    • Progress toward the north.
    • The distance north of a typical reference latitude.
    • A distance traveled northward.
    • length northward from any point of deviation or of reckoning, calculated on a meridian; -- against southing.
    • The distance of any heavenly human body through the equator northward; north declination.
    • The distance of a planet from equator northward; north declination.
    • In navigation and surveying, the exact distance of latitude reckoned northward from final point of reckoning: in opposition to southing.
    • Deviation toward the north.

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