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 (nôrth-ēst′wərd, nôr-ēst′-)
adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in the northeast.
A northeastward direction, point, or region.

north·east′ward·ly adv. & adj.
north·east′wards adv.
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Adv.1.northeastwardly - in a northeastward direction; "the river flows northeastward to the gulf"
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In this context, the Gini coefficient can be computed as twice the area between the 45-degree line that extends northeastwardly from the origin and the Lorenz curve.
The plantation monoculture subregions were larger; much more southern land was worn or ruined; the 'Mexican' cotton boll weevil, unknown until the 1890s, was completing its northeastwardly course to the limits of the cotton kingdom; and southern farm staples were about to encounter a price crisis perhaps worse than those of the end of the previous century.

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