north·​ing ˈnȯr-thiŋ How to pronounce northing (audio) -t͟hiŋ How to pronounce northing (audio)
: difference in latitude to the north from the last preceding point of reckoning
: northerly progress

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of northing was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Northing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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