occidental

[ ok-si-den-tl ]
/ ˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tl /

adjective

(usually initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Occident or its natives and inhabitants.

noun

(usually initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the Occident.

Origin of occidental

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin occidentālis western, equivalent to occident- occident + -ālis -al1

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for non-occidental (1 of 2)

Occidental

/ (ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl) sometimes not capital /

adjective

of or relating to the Occident

noun

an inhabitant, esp a native, of the Occident

Derived Forms

Occidentalism, nounOccidentalist, noun, adjectiveOccidentally, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for non-occidental (2 of 2)

occidental

/ (ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl) /

adjective

a literary or formal word for western Compare oriental
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