easting

noun
east·​ing | \ ˈē-stiŋ How to pronounce easting (audio) \

Definition of easting

1 : easterly progress make as much easting as possible— Kevin Patterson
2 : difference in longitude to the east from the last preceding point of reckoning

First Known Use of easting

circa 1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of easting was circa 1605

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“Easting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easting. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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