Definition of northing in English:

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northing

Pronunciation: /ˈnôrTHiNG/ /ˈnôrT͟HiNG/

noun

1Distance traveled or measured northward, especially at sea: we should have to make 300 miles of northing
1.1A figure or line representing northward distance on a map (expressed by convention as the second part of a grid reference, after easting).
Example sentences
  • These four regions divide the CBC plots into approximately equal samples around easting 45 and northing 21 of the U.K. national grid.

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Syllabification: north·ing

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