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East is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography.

East is the direction from which the sun rises at the equinox. It is one of the four cardinal points of the compass, upon which it is considered the opposite of West, and at right angles to North and South.

"The East" is also used to refer to the Eastern United States. See also East Coast.

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East Islip, New York

... Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.3 km² (4.4 mi²). 10.6 km² (4.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. ...

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