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southeasterly

[south-ee-ster-lee; Nautical sou-ee-ster-lee] /ˌsaʊθˈi stər li; Nautical ˌsaʊˈi stər li/
adjective, adverb
1.
toward or from the southeast.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; south + easterly
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Examples from the web for southeasterly
  • Deformation: is occurring at slow rates, dominated by southeasterly motion of the southeast flank.
  • During the summer months, winds shift from a west or northwest direction to a south or southeasterly direction.
British Dictionary definitions for southeasterly

southeasterly

/ˌsaʊθˈiːstəlɪ; nautical ˌsaʊˈiːstəlɪ/
adjective, adverb
1.
in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the southeast
noun (pl) -lies
2.
a strong wind or storm from the southeast
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