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n.1.The quality or state of being northerly; direction toward the north.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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* There are, Robert Macfarlane believes, people 'for whom northerliness is a mode of perception as well as a geographical position.' Artist David Bellamy is perhaps one of them.
The current northerliness of Venus places it higher at each stage of this descent than it would be at any other apparition, so we have the best views that are possible in the weeks before and during a Venusian inferior conjunction.