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

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

3. <astronomy> Distance of any heavenly body south of the equator; south declination; south latitude.

4. <astronomy> Distance southward from any point departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; opposed to northing.

(01 Mar 1998)

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