true north

noun

Definition of true north

:north that is calculated by using an imaginary line through the Earth rather than by using a compass :the direction that leads to the North Pole

Word by Word Definitions

true play
  1. : being in accordance with the actual state of affairs

  2. : conformable to an essential reality

  3. : fully realized or fulfilled

  1. : in accordance with fact or reality

  2. : without deviation

  3. : without variation from type

  1. : truth, reality

  2. : the quality or state of being accurate (as in alignment or adjustment)

  1. : to make level, square, balanced, or concentric : bring or restore to a desired mechanical accuracy or form

north play
  1. : to, toward, or in the north

  1. : situated toward or at the north

  2. : coming from the north

  1. : the direction of the north terrestrial pole : the direction to the left of one facing east

  2. : the compass point directly opposite to south

  3. : regions or countries lying to the north of a specified or implied point of orientation


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