Definition of northing in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈnôrTHiNG/ /ˈnôrT͟HiNG/


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.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.