northing

[nawr-thing, -thing]
noun Navigation.
1.
northward movement or deviation.
2.
distance due north made on any course tending northward.

Origin:
1660–70; north + -ing1

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northing (ˈnɔːθɪŋ, -ðɪŋ)
 
n
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
 a.  the distance northwards of a point from a given parallel indicated by the second half of a map grid reference
 b.  Compare easting a latitudinal grid line

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Add the meter value to the full coordinate value to calculate the northing and easting coordinate.
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