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Meaning of “upstate” in the English Dictionary

"upstate" in British English

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upstateadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   us   /ˈʌp.steɪt/ US
towards or of the ​northernparts of a ​state in the US, ​especially those that are ​far from ​cities where a lot of ​peoplelive: upstate New York The ​traffic going upstate was ​almoststanding still.
(Definition of upstate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"upstate" in American English

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upstateadjective, adverb

 us   /ˌʌpˈsteɪt/
to or in the ​northernpart of a ​state: She came to New York from a ​smalltown upstate because she ​wanted to be a ​dancer.
(Definition of upstate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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