northwestern

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adjective north·west·ern \nȯr(th)-ˈwe-stərn\

Definition of northwestern

  1. 1 often capitalized :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated Northwest

  2. 2 :  lying toward or coming from the northwest

northwesternmost

play \nȯr(th)-ˈwe-stərn-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of northwestern in a Sentence

  1. the northwestern corner of the state

1577

First Known Use of northwestern

1577


NORTHWESTERN Defined for English Language Learners

northwestern

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adjective north·west·ern \nȯr(th)-ˈwe-stərn\

Definition of northwestern for English Language Learners

  • : in, toward, or from the northwest

  • : of or relating to the northwest


NORTHWESTERN Defined for Kids

northwestern

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

Definition of northwestern for Students

  1. 1 often cap :  of, relating to, or like that of the Northwest northwestern wildflowers

  2. 2 :  lying toward or coming from the northwest the northwestern part of the state



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