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east +‎ -ing


  • Hyphenation: eas‧ting


easting (plural eastings)

  1. (cartography) The distance east of a standard reference meridian.
  2. (nautical) A distance traveled eastward.
  3. A turning towards the east.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, volume 1, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., page 47:
      He had, in truth, drunk very little - not a fourth of the quantity which a systematic tippler could carry to church on a Sunday afternoon without a hitch in his eastings or genuflections; but the weakness of Sir John's constitution made mountains of his petty sins in this kind.

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