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English definition of “southwest”

southwest

noun [U]    /ˌsɑʊθˈwest/ (abbreviation S.W.)
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    /ˌsɑʊθˈwes·tərn/ adjective [not gradable] (abbreviation S.W.) She grew up in southwestern Ohio.
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