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English definition of “northwestward”

northwestward

adverb uk   /ˌnɔːθˈwes.twəd/ us    /ˌnɔːrθˈwes.twɚd/ (also northwestwards)
towards the northwest: The road went northwestward over the hills.Points of the compassDirection of motion

northwestward

adjective uk   /ˌnɔːθˈwes.twəd/ us    /ˌnɔːrθˈwes.twɚd/
towards the northwest: They were moving in a northwestward direction.
(Definition of northwestward from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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