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English definition of “north”

north

noun [U]    /nɔrθ/ (abbreviation N., abbreviation No.)
the direction that is opposite south, or the part of an area or country which is in this direction: The points of the compass are north, south, east, and west. In the US, the North is the part of the country in the north and east: Ken grew up in Mississippi but settled in the North after college. US history In the US Civil War, the North was the group of states that fought to keep the US together. northern    /ˈnɔr·ðərn/ adjective [not gradable] (abbreviation N., abbreviation No.) Tom lives in the northern part of the state.
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