Definition of the Middle West from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Middle West

 
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the northern central region of the US. It is considered to be between the Rocky Mountains and the eastern borders of Illinois or Ohio, and from the Great Lakes to the Ohio River and the southern borders of Kansas and Missouri. It is rich farming land. People living in the Middle West are thought to be traditional and conservative (= opposed to much political and social change).

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