from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The difference in latitude between two positions as a result of a movement to the south.
- n. Progress toward the south.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A distance traveled southward.
- n. The time when the moon souths.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Tendency or progress southward.
- n. The time at which the moon, or other heavenly body, passes the meridian of a place.
- n. Distance of any heavenly body south of the equator; south declination; south latitude.
- n. Distance southward from any point departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tendency or motion to the south.
- n. In astronomy, the transit of the moon or a star across the meridian of a place.
- n. In navigation, the difference of latitude made by a ship in sailing to the southward.
- n. In surveying and in navigation, the linear distance measured in a north and south direction from the northerly end of a line to the true east and west line or the parallel of latitude passing through the southerly end of the line. Geometrically the southing or the northing of a line is equal to its east and west projection on to a meridian. The southing of a line thus is equal to its northing, and the former or the latter will be used solely in accordance with the direction of real or imaginary motion along the line.
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