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[nawr-th ern-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈnɔr ðərnˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
farthest north.
Origin of northernmost
1710-20; northern + -most Unabridged
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  • It can suck down not only ships but whales, and even polar bears from the northernmost regions.
  • Suppose the runner can begin in any grid space in the northernmost row.
  • Winter: distribution generally similar, but departs from northernmost breeding locales.
  • He collared some of the elephants here, which are the northernmost population left on the continent.
  • Spruce grouse my send a sensitive signal from our northernmost counties.
  • Predictions are based on climate and current northernmost distributions of red imported fire ants.
  • Not how the northernmost storm is rotating clockwise and the southernmost storm is rotating counterclockwise.
  • Rooted aquatic vegetation is confined mainly to the northernmost ends of the lake's two arms, and to the lake's south end.
  • In the northernmost swamps, isolated pockets of freshwater marsh dominate the landscape.
  • Tromso has the northernmost university, cathedral and brewery.
British Dictionary definitions for northernmost


situated or occurring farthest north
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