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east-northeast

[ eest-nawrth-eest; Nautical eest-nawr-eest ]
/ ˈistˌnɔrθˈist; Nautical ˈistˌnɔrˈist /
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noun

the point on a compass midway between east and northeast.

adjective

coming from this point: an east-northeast wind.
directed toward this point: an east-northeast course.

adverb

toward this point: sailing east-northeast.Abbreviation: ENE

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east-northeast

noun

the point on the compass or the direction midway between northeast and east, 67° 30′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb

in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: ENE
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