1.1 [count noun] A figure or line representing eastward distance on a map (expressed by convention as the first part of a grid reference, before northing): the Japanese sent a message that accidentally left out an easting and a northing in the plain text
More 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.
- We've come to the exact co-ordinates given on the Internet, as a southing and an easting to the metre, to a spot out on a wall looking over Botany Bay with the clues that the cache is somewhere in this rock pile.
Definition of easting in:
- The US English dictionary