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1. Situated in, toward, or facing the north.
2. Coming from the north: northern breezes.
3. Native to or growing in the north.
4. often Northern Of, relating to, or characteristic of northern regions or the North.
5. Being north of the equator.

[Middle English northerne, from Old English; see ner- in Indo-European roots.]

north′ern·ness′ n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.northernness - the property of being to the north
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
southernness - the property of being to the south
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I am here to tell after-dinner speakers that feigning Northernness is entirely unnecessary.
Synopsis: As polar regions become the focus of political and ecological controversies, scholars in the humanities and social sciences are turning their attention to the cultural meanings of Northernness.
Lewis," Patterson writes, "It is no accident that Narnia and northernness are associated by Lewis: in his seven novels about Narnia the north is one of the basic elements in the symbolic structure.
Support for North right, a Certainly, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who was also there, seemed to get carried away with the Northernness of the 1North launch, oering to "roll his sleeves up" to work with the cities to help them achieve their aims.
She goes on: "It did feel very close to home filming The Mill - I still feel the Northernness, the idea of being a grafter and keeping your doorstep clean.
Not only do the national anthems draw on the assumed qualities of the north, but also the attributes of patriotism and good citizenship that are invoked by their nationalist context are associated with the idea of northernness.
Islam, the most obvious marker of northernness in the Ghanaian popular imagination, was used by these mediums to inform their appearance and activities: many of them dressed like the Islamized peoples of the north, and their shrines included idols in northern garb, amulets and chamas, goro/kola nuts, and features such as Arabic inscriptions.