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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The difference in latitude between two positions as a result of a movement to the north.
  • n. Progress toward the north.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The distance north of a standard reference latitude.
  • n. A distance traveled northward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Distance northward from any point of departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; -- opposed to southing.
  • n. The distance of any heavenly body from the equator northward; north declination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The distance of a planet from the equator northward; north declination.
  • n. In navigation and surveying, the distance of latitude reckoned northward from the last point of reckoning: opposed to southing.
  • n. Deviation toward the north.

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