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northing

[nawr-thing, -th ing] /ˈnɔr θɪŋ, -ðɪŋ/
noun, Navigation
1.
northward movement or deviation.
2.
distance due north made on any course tending northward.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; north + -ing1
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northing

/ˈnɔːθɪŋ; -ðɪŋ/
noun
1.
(nautical) movement or distance covered in a northerly direction, esp as expressed in the resulting difference in latitude
2.
(astronomy) a north or positive declination
3.
(cartography)
  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 line Compare easting (sense 2)
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