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southeast

noun [U] uk   /ˌsaʊθˈiːst/ ( written abbreviation SE) us  
B1 the direction that is between south and east: We live in the southeast of the city.the Southeast an area of in the southeast of England, the US, or another country: Most of the jobs and money are in the affluent counties of the Southeast.
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southeast

adjective, adverb uk   /ˌsaʊθˈiːst/ ( written abbreviation SE) us  
B1 in or towards the southeast: Southeast Asia The mountains are/lie southeast of the city. They were moving southeast.southeast wind a wind that comes from the southeast
Translations of “southeast”
in Korean 남동쪽…
in Arabic جَنوب شَرْق…
in Portuguese sudeste…
in Catalan sud-est…
in Japanese 南東…
in Italian sud-est…
in Chinese (Traditional) 東南,東南方…
in Chinese (Simplified) 东南,东南方…
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