southing

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south·ing

 (sou′thĭng)
n.
1. The southerly component of the distance traveled between two positions.
2. Progress toward the south.

southing

(ˈsaʊðɪŋ)
n
1. (Navigation) nautical movement, deviation, or distance covered in a southerly direction
2. (Astronomy) astronomy a south or negative declination

south•ing

(ˈsaʊ ðɪŋ)

n.
1. movement or deviation toward the south.
2. distance due south made by a vessel.
[1650–60]
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A current was setting to the westward, she made westing whether she made southing or not.