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east–west

Syllabification: east–west

Definition of east–west in English:

adjective

1Extending between the east and the west: freight leaving the port travels on an east-west axis [as adverb]: there are several major rivers running east-west
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  • A key distinction is its east–west orientation that creates a wind tunnel effect, pulling heat from California's fertile Central Valley during the day and cool air from the Pacific Ocean at night.
  • The mountain range runs east–west across the island; the highest peak, Pico Ruivo, is 6,106 feet tall.
  • A look at a map will confirm that the "natural" east–west rail and road links converge on Montreal.
1.1 (also East–West) Relating to the relationship between the eastern and western parts of the world or of a country, region, or town: East-West economic ties
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  • His book shows how through east–west fusion, using the elements of western design and eastern thinking, we can organise and decorate our rooms, design and plant our gardens, prepare and cook our meals to transform the home into an oasis of tranquillity.
  • For once, the plot and characters are almost secondary to the message about contemporary east–west politics, the nature of dictatorships, and our attitude to asylum seekers.
  • The East–West rivalry has re-shaped the landscape of Europe.

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