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English definition of “northeast”

northeast

noun [U]     /ˌnɔːθˈiːst/ US  /ˌnɔːrθ-/ (written abbreviation NE)
B1 the direction that is between north and east: We live in the northeast of Spain.Parts of countries the Northeast the area in the northeast of England, the US, or another country: Newcastle is one of the largest cities in the Northeast.Points of the compassDirection of motion
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