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northwestern

adjective north·west·ern \-ˈwes-tərn\

: in, toward, or from the northwest

: of or relating to the northwest

Full Definition of NORTHWESTERN

1
often capitalized :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated Northwest
2
:  lying toward or coming from the northwest
north·west·ern·most \-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of NORTHWESTERN

  1. the northwestern corner of the state

First Known Use of NORTHWESTERN

1612
NORTHWESTERN Defined for Kids

northwestern

adjective north·west·ern \nrth-ˈwe-stərn\

Definition of NORTHWESTERN for Kids

1
often cap :  of, relating to, or like that of the Northwest <northwestern wildflowers>
2
:  lying toward or coming from the northwest <the northwestern part of the state>

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