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English definition of “eastern”

eastern

adjective (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.Points of the compassDirection of motion Grammar:East or eastern; north or northern?
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