true direction

true direction

[′trü də′rek·shən]
(navigation)
Horizontal direction expressed as angular distance from true north.

true direction

The direction measured with reference to true north (i.e., the direction of the north geographical pole). It is a constant direction reference and forms the basis of most maps and charts and facilitates plotting. See direction.
References in classic literature ?
Elizabeth saw the bright, polished tines, as they slowly and silently entered the water, where the refraction pointed them many degrees from the true direction of the fish; and she thought that the intended victim saw them also, as he seemed to increase the play of his tail and fins, though without moving his station.
Chaudhry Sarwar said that he prayed that may at the advent of New Year the politics of the country adopt true direction and the corruption come to an end.
Peace is the only true direction of human progress-and not the tensions caused by ambitious nationalisms, nor conquests by violence, nor repressions which serve as mainstay for a false civil order.
Markets may be on standby and a true direction could be formed once the results of the EU referendum are released on Friday.
After leading the fight to lift the EPA ban on acrylamide grout, NASSCO entered a period where it was trying to find its true direction and role within the rehabilitation marketplace all the while trying to remain economically viable.
May 22-GEMINI Jun 21 YOU need to find your true direction, despite conflicting advice.
Anwar was of the view that it was the first time that workers got hope from the true direction of the improvement from the management working under Khawaja Saad.
As compared with an individual who rises out of bed 5 minutes before she/he must be at work and possesses no true direction, who do you think is going to have the ability to deal with his/her responsibilities better?
He added that " Since the start of this process, Baghdad seeks to create problems and obstacles for us and for the companies contracting with the government of the Kurdistan region, and any attempt, like this, did not succeed because we are confident that our work is going on in the true direction, and we will continue our work in accordance with the Constitution .
Our study reveals why traditional research approaches sometimes fail to provide true direction, and why advances in psychology, neuroscience, and most recently, behavioural economics, help in understanding human decision making behaviour more accurately," he added.
As the Lunar New Year falls in January in some years and in February in others, distorting trends early in the year, it may be months before investors see data which offers more reliable clues on the economy's true direction.
Pakistan's telecom industry has more often than not been described as saturated, over-crowded and lacking in any true direction other than that already established.