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English definition of “eastern”

eastern

adjective uk (also Eastern)   /ˈiː.stən/ us    /-stɚn/ (written abbreviation E)
B1 in or from the east part of an area: The eastern part of the country is very mountainous. Until about 1991, the Eastern bloc was the Soviet Union and the communist countries of Eastern Europe. Buddhism and other Eastern (= Asian) religions fascinate me.Points of the compassDirection of motion
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