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English definition of “north”


noun [U]    /nɔrθ/ (abbreviation N., abbreviation No.)
the direction that is opposite south , or the part of an area or country which is in this direction : The points of the compass are north, south , east , and west . In the US, the North is the part of the country in the north and east : Ken grew up in Mississippi but settled in the North after college . US history In the US Civil War , the North was the group of states that fought to keep the US together. northern    /ˈnɔr·ðərn/ adjective [not gradable] (abbreviation N., abbreviation No.) Tom lives in the northern part of the state .
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