true north

true north
The direction from an observer’s position to the geographical North Pole. It is the north direction of any geographical meridian.

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  • True North II — was a small, ten foot glass bottom tour boat that sank in 15 m (49 ft) of water off of Tobermory, Ontario, Canada, in Georgian Bay, while transporting a class of 13 students from an overnight field trip to Flowerpot Island back to the mainland.… …   Wikipedia

  • true north — noun uncount the north of the Earth calculated according to the Earth s AXIS (=the imaginary line through its center that it turns around) ─ compare MAGNETIC NORTH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • true north — ► NOUN ▪ north according to the earth s axis, not magnetic north …   English terms dictionary

  • true north — n [U] north as it appears on maps, calculated as a line through the centre of the earth rather than by using the ↑magnetic pole …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • true north — true′ north′ n. naut. sur navig. the direction of the north pole from a given point …   From formal English to slang

  • True north — noted by the Chinese polymath Shen Kuo in the 11th century and possibly the egyptians over 6 millenia ago.True north: is if a line is drawn from the North Pole to the South pole it is TRUE NORTH .True north is compared to magnetic north (the… …   Wikipedia

  • true north — Navig., Survey. the direction of the north pole from a given point. * * * true north noun The direction of the north pole, opp to magnetic north • • • Main Entry: ↑true * * * true north UK US noun [uncountable] the north of the Earth calculated… …   Useful english dictionary

  • True North — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. True North peut faire référence : au « Vrai Nord », terme utilisé en navigation pour désigner la position du Pôle Nord. True North (film),… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • true north — tikroji šiaurė statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Kryptis nuo stebėtojo į geografinį šiaurės ašigalį. Kiekvieno geografinio dienovidinio kryptis į šiaurę. atitikmenys: angl. true north pranc. nord vrai ou géographique …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • true north — /tru ˈnɔθ/ (say trooh nawth) noun the north axis of the earth. Compare grid north, magnetic north …   Australian English dictionary

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