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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography
northwesternnorth‧west‧ern /ˌnɔːθˈwestən $ ˌnɔːrθˈwestərn/ adjective (written abbreviation NW)  SGin or from the northwest part of a country or area a town in northwestern Canada
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northwesternA formal ceremony inaugurating the short extension to the northwestern branch was scheduled for August 25.It rained in northwestern California during the night and rain was moving into the northern interior early Tuesday.northwestern CanadaAnd in the Karoo desert, in the northwestern Cape, a group of whites is trying to build its own homeland.Days later, parts of the plane were found, washed up at Donegal on the northwestern coast of Ireland.The largest mineral resource deliberately sterilized by the process was the Windy Craggy copper property in the remote northwestern corner of B.C.The program has been credited with helping many northwestern Minnesota farmers during the current farm crisis.Jesse Ventura will visit northwestern Minnesota next week as part of a two-day, 12-city bus tour.Jesse Ventura may tour flood damaged areas during his bus trip next week to northwestern Minnesota.
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