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occidental

[ ok-si-den-tl ]
/ ˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tl /
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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.

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Origin of occidental

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

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British Dictionary definitions for occidental (1 of 2)

occidental
/ (ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl) /

adjective

a literary or formal word for western Compare oriental

British Dictionary definitions for occidental (2 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 of Occidental

Occidentalism, nounOccidentalist, noun, adjectiveOccidentally, adverb
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