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English definition of “upstate”

upstate

adjective [before noun], adverb     /ˈʌp.steɪt/ US
towards or of the northern parts of a state in the US, especially those that are far from cities where a lot of people live : upstate New York We're going upstate for our vacation .Parts of countriesThe countryside
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