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English definition of “northwest”

northwest

noun [U]    /ˌnɔrθˈwest/ (abbreviation N.W.)
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    /ˌnɔrθˈwest/ adjective, adverb [not gradable] (abbreviation N.W.) The plane crashed six miles northwest of the airport. northwestern    /ˌnɔrθˈwes·tərn/ adjective [not gradable] (abbreviation N.W.) northwestern Mexico
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