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eastern

adjective uk ( also Eastern)   /ˈiː.stən/ us    /-stɚn/ ( written abbreviation E)
B1 in or from the east part of an area: The eastern part of the country is very mountainous. Until about 1991, the Eastern bloc was the Soviet Union and the communist countries of eastern Europe. Buddhism and other Eastern (= Asian) religions fascinate me.
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in Korean 동쪽에 위치한…
in Arabic شَرْقي, مِن الشَّرْق…
in Portuguese do leste, oriental…
in Catalan de l’est, oriental…
in Japanese 東部の…
in Italian orientale…
in Chinese (Traditional) (某個地區的)東部的, 來自東部的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某个地区的)东部的, 来自东部的…
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