True North

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True North

A slang term for success, especially if one is not headed in the direction of success. For example, one may discuss ways that a company can change course and begin to head true north.
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This line is at an angle of about eleven degrees to the axis around which the Earth rotates or a line between the geographic north pole and the geographic south pole.
It felt really great to have the sultanate's flag at the Geographic North Pole, where we could only reach after going through numerous challenges, like the unpredictable weather conditions that can reach as low as -40AC."
There's the Geographic North Pole, where the lines meet; the Geomagnetic North; the Magnetic North, where the compass points, and if you get to it, it points down; and then there's the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility.
From Svalbard, the marathon runners were flown to the North Pole by a Russian Antonov transport jet that landed on Camp Barneo very close to the geographic North Pole at 90 degrees north latitude-as far north as north can be.
Operation NEVUS takes place annually in and around Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert, located on the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, 817 kilometres from the geographic North Pole.
This volume examines the American exploration of Franz Josef Land between 1898 and 1905, when three expeditions launched from the archipelago in attempt to reach the geographic North Pole, but ended in failure: the Wellman expedition run by Walter Wellman, a Chicago journalist and bon vivant in search of fame; the Baldwin-Ziegler expedition, led by Evelyn Briggs Baldwin, a Midwestern government meteorologist; and the Fiala-Ziegler expedition, run by Anthony Fiala, a photographer and graphic artist in search of God.
Coventry's Mark Wood, 50, reached the geographic North Pole on Monday after completing a ten-day expedition to raise awareness of the extent of global warming.
Because of its open architecture, JIM-LR can be associated with a laser designator or Sterna, a geographic North seeker developed and built by Sagem.
Boffins hope the Ice Warrior Quest - to a point 200 miles beyond the geographic North Pole - will gather invaluable research into climate change.
Boffins hope the Ice Warrior Quest - to a point 200 miles further north than the Geographic North Pole - will gather invaluable research into climate change.
It is over 200 miles further than the Geographic North Pole.
The compass points to the magnetic north, not true geographic North Pole.
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