Definition of northing in English:



  • 1[mass noun] Distance travelled or measured northward, especially at sea.

    ‘we should have to make 300 miles of northing’
    1. 1.1[count noun]A figure or line representing northward distance on a map (expressed by convention as the second part of a grid reference, after easting)
      ‘everything above the 80 northing is positive, while everything below is negative’
      • ‘These four regions divide the CBC plots into approximately equal samples around easting 45 and northing 21 of the U.K. national grid.’