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southwestward

[south-west-werd; Nautical sou-west-werd] /ˌsaʊθˈwɛst wərd; Nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛst wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, southwestwards. toward the southwest.
adjective
2.
facing or tending toward the southwest.
3.
coming from the southwest, as a wind.
noun
4.
the southwest.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; southwest + -ward
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Examples from the web for southwestward
  • In the meantime, the upper low migrated southwestward creating a more favorable upper environment over the weak low.
  • Scour-mark asymmetry around the boulders suggests net westward to southwestward sediment transport.
  • The tropical cyclone moved erratically southwestward for two days while slowly strengthening into a tropical storm.
  • The large errors at the longer ranges resulted from early forecasts that failed to anticipate the southwestward turn.
  • These flow southwestward or westward directly into the gulf of guinea.
British Dictionary definitions for southwestward

southwestward

/ˌsaʊθˈwɛstwəd; nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstwəd/
adjective
1.
from or towards the southwest
adverb
2.
a variant of southwestwards
noun
3.
a direction towards or area in the southwest
Derived Forms
southwestwardly, adjective, adverb

southwestwards

/ˌsaʊθˈwɛstwədz; nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstwədz/
adverb
1.
to the southwest
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