South"ing

1.

Tendency or progress southward; as, the southing of the sun.

Emerson.

2.

The time at which the moon, or other heavenly body, passes the meridian of a place.

3. Astron.

Distance of any heavenly body south of the equator; south declination; south latitude.

4. Surv. & Navigation

Distance southward from any point departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; -- opposed to northing.

 

© Webster 1913.

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