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The southerly section of a state in the United States.
adv. & adj.
To, from, or in the southerly section of a state.

down′stat′er n.
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(Human Geography) in, or relating to the part of the state away from large cities, esp the southern part
(Navigation) towards the southern part of a state
(Physical Geography) the southern part of a state
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(n., adv. ˈdaʊnˈsteɪt; adj. ˈdaʊnˌsteɪt) n.
1. the S part of a U.S. state.
2. located in or characteristic of this part.
3. in or to the downstate area.
[1905–10, Amer.]
down′stat′er, n.
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[ˈdaʊnˌsteɪt] (US)
A. Ncampo m, sur m del estado
B. ADJdel campo, del sur del estado
C. ADV [be] → en el campo, en el sur; [go] → al campo, hacia el sur
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