Definition of southness in US English:

southness

noun

  • 1Physics. A magnetic quality associated with the south pole of a magnet. rare.

  • 2The state or condition of being (relatively) southerly in direction, position, or orientation.

  • 3Southern quality or character.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Michael Faraday (1791–1867), natural philosopher, scientific adviser, and Sandemanian. From south + -ness.

Pronunciation

southness

/ˈsaʊθnəs/