Meaning of “the North-South divide” in the English Dictionary

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"the North-South divide" in British English

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the North-South dividenoun [ S ]

uk /ˌnɔːθˌsaʊθ dɪˈvaɪd/ us /ˌnɔːrθˌsaʊθ dɪˈvaɪd/

the difference in wealth between the rich countries of the world in the North and the poor countries in the South

in the UK, the difference in conditions, especially economic, between the poorer areas in the north and the richer areas in the south of the country

(Definition of “the North-South divide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)