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noun [uncountable]     east pronunciation in American English
/ist/
  1. 1
    the direction that is in front of you when you are facing the rising sun, and is usually at the right on a map

    driving from east to west

    1. a.

      the east

      the part of a country, region, or place that is in the east

      They live in the east of the city.

      Most of the region’s forests are in the east.

  2. 2
    American the eastern part of the U.S., especially the states east of the Mississippi and north of Washington, D.C.
    1. a.
      the eastern part of the world, especially China and Japan
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