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the West

the ​part of the US west of the Mississippi River: The ​museumgroundscontain an ​Indiantepee and a ​large, ​heavywagon used by early 19th-century ​settlers of the West.
the West
NorthAmerica and the ​countries in the ​westernpart of Europe are also referred to as the West: The West must make a ​commitment to Africa to ​helpfindsolutions to the continent's ​problems.
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