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the North-South dividenoun [S]

uk   /ˌnɔːθˌsaʊθ.dɪˈvaɪd/  us   /ˌnɔːrθ-/
the ​difference in wealth between the ​richcountries of the ​world in the ​North and the ​poorcountries in the ​South in the UK, the ​difference in ​conditions, ​especiallyeconomic, between the ​poorerareas in the ​north and the ​richerareas in the ​south of the ​country
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