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Geographical ContextPlay
Use 'eastern' to describe areas relative to larger regions; it's not precise for exact locations. SlideThe Sahara Desert covers much of eastern Africa.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
'Eastern' can metaphorically imply traditions or philosophy from Asia and the Middle East. SlideThe eastern approach to medicine emphasizes holistic wellness.
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Cultural AssociationPlay
Using 'eastern' may invoke images or stereotypes about Eastern countries, use thoughtfully. SlideEastern music often features unique instruments like the sitar.