southeastern

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adjective south·east·ern \sau̇th-ˈē-stərn, sau̇-ˈē-\

Definition of southeastern

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

  2. 2 :  lying toward or coming from the southeast

southeasternmost

play \sau̇th-ˈē-stərn-ˌmōst, sau̇-ˈē-\ adjective

Examples of southeastern in a Sentence

  1. the southeastern corner of the state

Origin and Etymology of southeastern

2southeast + -ern (as in eastern)


First Known Use: before 12th century


SOUTHEASTERN Defined for English Language Learners

southeastern

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adjective south·east·ern \sau̇th-ˈē-stərn, sau̇-ˈē-\

Definition of southeastern for English Language Learners

  • : located in or toward the southeast

  • : of or relating to the southeast


SOUTHEASTERN Defined for Kids

southeastern

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adjective south·east·ern \sau̇th-ˈē-stərn\

Definition of southeastern for Students

  1. 1 often cap :  of, relating to, or like that of the Southeast a southeastern city

  2. 2 :  lying toward or coming from the southeast southeastern New York



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