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southeast (plural southeasts)

  1. The direction of the cardinal compass point halfway between south and east, specifically 135°, abbreviated as SE.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (compass points)
northwest north northeast
west Compass rose simple plain.svg east
southwest south southeast

Derived terms[edit]



southeast (comparative more southeast, superlative most southeast)

  1. Southeastern, southeasternmost; occupying a position that is relatively southeast of another.
    • 2014, Robert Barr, For the Love of Flight, Dorrance Publishing (→ISBN), page 61
      The first rocket exploded on the southeast camp fire perimeter, and the second dropped in to the northwest, a few hundred meters from the center of the workforce complex.
  2. Towards the southeast; southeastwards.
  3. From the southeast, southeasterly.


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