Northing
Northing North"ing, n. 1. (Surv. & Navigation) Distance northward from any point of departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; -- opposed to {southing}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) The distance of any heavenly body from the equator northward; north declination. [1913 Webster]


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