cardinal heading

cardinal heading

[′kärd·nəl ′hed·iŋ]
(navigation)
A heading in the direction of any of the cardinal points of the compass.
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And he steps into it as a cardinal heading one of the most powerful sees outside of Rome, and as president of the conference of Catholic bishops.
Some states are broken down by 4 regions using Cardinal headings.
Swept gain for the full-sized model relative to a standard antenna taken through the 0 [degrees] elevation plane for the four cardinal headings is shown in Figure 8.