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English definition of “the Middle East”

the Middle East

noun uk   (US also the Mideast,    /ˌmɪdˈiːst/   ) us  
the area from the eastern Mediterranean to Iran, including Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq, and sometimes also Egypt: He worked in the Middle East for ten years.
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Middle Eastern
adjective uk   us  
Middle Eastern capitals include Baghdad and Tel Aviv.Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
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