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northeast

noun [U]    /ˌnɔrθˈist/ (abbreviation N.E.)
the direction between north and east, or the part of an area or country which is in this direction: A snowstorm brought an inch of snow to the northeast. northeast    /ˌnɔrθˈist/ adjective, adverb [not gradable] (abbreviation N.E.) Betsy lives in the northeast corner of Vermont. northeastern    /ˌnɔrθˈi·stərn/ adjective [not gradable] (abbreviation N.E.) northeastern Arizona
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