northing

noun
north·​ing | \ ˈnȯr-thiŋ How to pronounce northing (audio) , -t͟hiŋ How to pronounce northing (audio) \

Definition of northing

1 : difference in latitude to the north from the last preceding point of reckoning
2 : northerly progress

First Known Use of northing

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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