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southwest

noun [U]  /ˌsɑʊθˈwest/ (abbreviation S.W.) us  
the direction between south and west, or the part of an area or country that is in this direction: He’s currently living in the Southwest.
southwestern
adjective [not gradable]  /ˌsɑʊθˈwes·tərn/ (abbreviation S.W.) us  
She grew up in southwestern Ohio.

southwest

adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /ˌsɑʊθˈwest/ (abbreviation S.W.) us  
in, forming, or toward the southwest part of something: The district is in the southwest corner of the state. We drove southwest.
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