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middle east meaning and definition

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Definition of Middle East (noun)

  1. the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century
    • "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
    • synonyms: Mideast, Near East
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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