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westing

[wes-ting] /ˈwɛs tɪŋ/
noun
1.
Navigation. the distance due west made good on any course tending westward; westerly departure.
2.
Surveying. a distance west from a north-south reference line.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; west + -ing1
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westing

/ˈwɛstɪŋ/
noun
1.
(nautical) movement, deviation, or distance covered in a westerly direction, esp as expressed in the resulting difference in longitude
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