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1. The easterly component of the distance traveled between two positions.
2. Progress toward the east.
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1. (Nautical Terms) nautical the net distance eastwards made by a vessel moving towards the east
2. (Physical Geography) cartography
a. the distance eastwards of a point from a given meridian indicated by the first half of a map grid reference
b. a longitudinal grid line. Compare northing3
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(ˈi stɪŋ)

1. the distance due east made good on any course tending eastward.
2. a shifting eastward.
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Eastward (that is from left to right) reading of grid values on a map.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
References in classic literature ?
It was very tiring and slow work, yet I did visibly gain ground; and as we drew near the Cape of the Woods, though I saw I must infallibly miss that point, I had still made some hundred yards of easting. I was, indeed, close in.
The liquor mounted in the heads of all of us, and the talk of Scotty and the harpooner was upon running the Easting down, gales off the Horn and pamperos off the Plate, lower topsail breezes, southerly busters, North Pacific gales, and of smashed whaleboats in the Arctic ice.
According to the best of his calculations they had made sufficient easting during the past two days to have brought them to a point almost directly north of Fort Dinosaur and as nothing could be gained by retracing their steps along the base of the cliffs he decided to strike due south through the unexplored country between them and the fort.
As you can see, regardless of the type of industry or size, cybercriminals are widely easting their nets, which reasonably ensures their catch will amount to a good payday.
The site was at Easting 605090 Northing 6002080 GDA94 Zone 55, located east of Swampy Plains Creek Road at an elevation of 940 m Australian Height Datum (AHD), situated mid-slope with a westerly aspect, above a gully at the headwaters of Welumba Creek (Tooma River catchment).
Justice Ijazul Ahsan observed that drug abuse was 'easting away the youth.'
In a complex topography, the spatial and temporal behaviour of precipitation are generally influenced by the variations in relief, easting, northing, slope and strong wind (Allamano, Claps, Laio, & Thea, 2009; Tao, 2009; Qing, Zhu-Guo, & Liang, 2011; Hwang, Clark, Rajagopalan, & Leavesley, 2012).
Two vegan ring doughnuts and two oat milk lattes; proof that plant-based easting has never looked - or tasted - so good.
Gross bases his bond outlook on a nominal GDP of 5% (it was 5.3% in Q3 2017, the latest available data), boosted by stimulus from tax cuts, an increasing budget deficit and the reduction of quanitative easting by the Fed and other central banks.
This technique can determine the position information which includes Northing, Easting, and Elevation (X, Y, and Z) through postprocessing by using the GNSS Solution software.
Additionally, a two-dimensional soap film smoother for space (easting, northing), was included in the models (Wood 2017).