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.
The difference in longitude between two positions as a result of a movement to the west.
Progress toward the west.
(naut.) The distance due west covered by a vessel traveling on any westerly course.
A westerly direction.
Origin of westing
- From west
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition