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easting

[ee-sting] /ˈi stɪŋ/
noun
1.
Navigation. the distance due east made good on any course tending eastward; easterly departure.
2.
a shifting eastward; easterly direction.
3.
Surveying. a distance east from a north-south reference line.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; east + -ing1
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  • easting and northing measurements are based on these two lines.
  • In this convention, reading shall be from left with easting first, then northing.
British Dictionary definitions for easting

easting

/ˈiːstɪŋ/
noun
1.
(nautical) the net distance eastwards made by a vessel moving towards the east
2.
(cartography)
  1. the distance eastwards of a point from a given meridian indicated by the first half of a map grid reference
  2. a longitudinal grid line Compare northing (sense 3)
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