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downstate

[n., adv. doun-steyt; adj. doun-steyt] /n., adv. ˈdaʊnˈsteɪt; adj. ˈdaʊnˌsteɪt/
noun
1.
the southern part of a U.S. state.
adjective
2.
located in or characteristic of this part:
The downstate precincts reported early.
adverb
3.
in, to, or into the downstate area:
We're going downstate for the holidays.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; down1 + state
Related forms
downstater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for down state

downstate

/ˈdaʊnˌsteɪt/
adjective
1.
in, or relating to the part of the state away from large cities, esp the southern part
adverb
2.
towards the southern part of a state
noun
3.
the southern part of a state
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