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leftward

[left-werd] /ˈlɛft wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, leftwards. toward or on the left.
adjective
2.
situated on the left.
3.
directed toward the left.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; left1 + -ward
Related forms
leftwardly, adverb
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  • But going upward and leftward you will arrive at a point where the curve trends sharply upward and to the right.
British Dictionary definitions for leftward

leftward

/ˈlɛftwəd/
adjective
1.
on or towards the left
adverb
2.
a variant of leftwards

leftwards

/ˈlɛftwədz/
adverb
1.
towards or on the left
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Word Origin and History for leftward
adv.

late 15c., from left (adj.) + -ward. Related: Leftwards.

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