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/ ˈɒk sɪ dənt /
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- the West; the countries of Europe and America.
- Western Hemisphere.
(lowercase) the west; the western regions.
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Origin of Occident
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Occidentaccident, Occident
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How to use Occident in a sentence
Spacially, the trade relations of the ancient Phnicians extended over the whole of the known Occident.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
In the Orient every man is producing as little as possible; in the Occident he is producing as much as possible.Where Half The World Is Waking Up|Clarence Poe
He was of Armenian descent, a singular instance of a person of Oriental extraction rising to eminence in the Occident.
Can we not see Orient and Occident imaging themselves in their respective ideal products?Homer's Odyssey|Denton J. Snider
Turkish coffee by the way, is very different from the coffee of the Occident.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
British Dictionary definitions for Occident (1 of 2)
Word Origin for occident
C14: via Old French from Latin occidere to fall, go down (with reference to the setting sun); see occasion
British Dictionary definitions for Occident (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɒksɪdənt) /
noun the Occident
the countries of Europe and America
the western hemisphere
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