Westing meaning

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A distance west of a datum line on a map or chart.
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Westing is heading or traveling toward the west, or the distance traveled while moving in a westerly direction.

An example of westing is a drive from New York to California.

An example of westing is the 2,907 miles between New York City and San Francisco.

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The difference in longitude between two positions as a result of a movement to the west.
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Progress toward the west.
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(naut.) The distance due west covered by a vessel traveling on any westerly course.
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A westerly direction.
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(nautical) A distance travelled westward.
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Origin of westing

  • From west

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition