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true north

noun, Navigation, Surveying
1.
the direction of the north pole from a given point.
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true north

noun
1.
the direction from any point along a meridian towards the North Pole Also called geographic north Compare magnetic north
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Contemporary definitions for true-north
noun

the direction of the geographical North Pole from a given point

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True north corresponds to the North Pole and magnetic north corresponds to the north magnetic pole.

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true north  
See geographic north.
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