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northwest

noun [U]  /ˌnɔrθˈwest/ (abbreviation N.W.) us  
the direction between north and west, or the part of an area or country which is in this direction: Seattle is in the northwest.
northwest
adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /ˌnɔrθˈwest/ (abbreviation N.W.) us  
The plane crashed six miles northwest of the airport.
northwestern
adjective [not gradable]  /ˌnɔrθˈwes·tərn/ (abbreviation N.W.) us  
northwestern Mexico
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