Fol"low*ing, a. 1. Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.
(Astron.) (In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north
following or south
following. In the direction toward which stars appear to move is called preceding.
The four principal directions in the field of a telescope are north, south, following, preceding.
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