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Robert P. Munafo, 2010 Sep 20.

A colloquial direction and directional modifier used in either of two ways:

1. The direction in which the real coordinate decreases towards negative infinity. Also called left.

2. Relative to a mu-molecule, refers to the same side or direction as that mu-molecule's tip.

Usage is analogous to the terms south and southern; see that article for examples.

The west external angle is 1/2, and the filament subset operator for the filament off the western side of a mu-molecule is FS[(1/2B1)t] (which can be abbreviated FS[2]).

See also utter west, spike, and the other directions:

northwest north northeast
west east
southwest south southeast

revisions: 19960221 oldest on record; 20100920 add relative definition (sense 2) and more links

From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2024.

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