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southeast

noun [U] uk   /ˌsaʊθˈiːst/ (written abbreviation SE) us  
B1 the direction that is between south and east: We live in the southeast of the city. the Southeast an area of in the southeast of England, the US, or another country: Most of the jobs and money are in the affluent counties of the Southeast.

southeast

adjective, adverb uk   /ˌsaʊθˈiːst/ (written abbreviation SE) us  
B1 in or towards the southeast: Southeast Asia The mountains are/lie southeast of the city. They were moving southeast. southeast wind a wind that comes from the southeast
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