northwestern northwestern  /ˌnɔrθ ˈwɛ stərn/


  1. (adj) situated in or oriented toward the northwest
  2. (adj) of a region of the United States generally including Washington; Oregon; Idaho; and sometimes Montana; Wyoming



  1. The failure of many northwestern banks in recent years has proved a political as well as a business factor of great interest and importance.
  2. An oil-covered bird squawks on the seafront in Malpica, northwestern Spain, after oil from the tanker Prestige washed ashore.


  1. Former Northwestern University official sentenced in orgy-murder case

    A county judge in Tennessee has imposed an eight year prison sentence on former Northwestern University official Jeffrey Mundt, for his role in a twisted night of drugs, sex, murder, dismemberment and disposal. Mundt could actually be free next month if the parole board decides that he has done enough time while awaiting trial.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  2. Northwestern principal named BCPS STEM director

    Luke Perry, who has been principal of Northwestern Middle School since 2011, was named last week as Battle Creek Public Schools' STEM director for middle and high school.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Battle Creek Enquirer

  3. Northwestern researchers examine mechanical bases for the emergence of undulatory swimmers

    ( Northwestern University ) How do fish swim? It is a simple question, but there is no simple answer. Northwestern University researchers gleaned insight into the mechanical properties that allow them to perform their seemingly complex movements.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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