from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The difference in longitude between two positions as a result of movement to the east.
- n. Progress toward the east.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The distance east of a standard reference meridian.
- n. A distance traveled eastward.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The distance measured toward the east between two meridians drawn through the extremities of a course; distance of departure eastward made by a vessel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical and surveying, the distance eastward from a given meridian; the distance made by a ship on an eastern course, expressed in nautical miles.
- n. Reaching the point in its diurnal motion where it crosses the prime vertical and is exactly east of the observer: said of a heavenly body.
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