Definition of easting in English:

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easting

Pronunciation: /ˈēstiNG/

noun

1Distance traveled or measured eastward, especially at sea.
1.1A figure or line representing eastward distance on a map (expressed by convention as the first part of a grid reference, before northing).
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.

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Syllabification: east·ing

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