from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. west-northwest

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  • abbr. west-northwest

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  • n. the compass point midway between west and northwest


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  • "JTRS GMR will enable warfighters to do what they've never been able to do with a single communication device - communicate with each other seamlessly in an ad hoc network using next generation waveforms, such as WNW and SRW, while also utilizing legacy HF and UHF SATCOM capabilities"

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  • From high in the SE at nightfall, Jupiter crosses the meridian some 100 minutes before our map times and moves to set in the WNW in the early hours.

    Starwatch: The January night sky

  • For the next two weeks, Mercury sinks from about 9° high in the WNW at sunset to set itself 75 minutes later.

    Starwatch: The July night sky

  • From the E at nightfall, Jupiter climbs to stand high in the S at the map times and sinks to set in the WNW seven hours later.

    Starwatch: The December night sky

  • The Moon begins to enter the shadow's central dark umbra at 06:33 as it stands low in the WNW.

    Starwatch: The December night sky

  • Sky cleared, wind remained WNW gusting to 25, so I crossed over the river and biked in the shade of the trees.

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  • Wind at ground level is not great, but those clouds are really moving westwards, or maybe WNW. Fay (5)

  • The epicenter of the September 30 quake was located 45 km WNW of Padang, Sumatera, and 220 km SW of Pekanbaru, Sumatera.

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  • Rahel Yanait Ben-Zvi (née Golda Lishansky) was born during the Shavuot festival into a warm Hasidic family in the shtetl of Malin in the Ukraine (98 km WNW of Kiev).

    Rahel Yanait Ben-Zvi.


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