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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Definitions for Occidental

  1. Western.
  2. (Usually initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Occident or its natives and inhabitants.
  3. A native or inhabitant of the Occident.

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Citations for Occidental
The Asian way of diversity management has also set up an interesting approach in formulating or not formulating at all a forum of cooperation within the region, which is conspicuously different from the Occidental approach. Akira Iida, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency: the standard-setter
Gradually, Romanian institutions became Occidental and the 1848 Revolutions brought out the Romanians' appetite for modernity. Magdalena Dumitrana, Romanian cultural identity and education for civil society
Origin of Occidental
1350-1400
Occidental derives from the Latin occidentem, "western sky, part of the sky in which the sun sets." The word has been used in relation to Oriental.