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occidental

[ok-si-den-tl] /ˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tl/
adjective
1.
(usually initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Occident or its natives and inhabitants.
2.
noun
3.
(usually initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the Occident.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin occidentālis western, equivalent to occident- occident + -ālis -al1
Related forms
occidentality, noun
occidentally, adverb
nonoccidental, adjective
nonoccidentally, adverb
pseudooccidental, adjective
unoccidental, adjective
unoccidentally, adverb
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  • occidental also has its artsy side: high-quality chamber music comes to this tiny burg.
  • occidental is a tight-knit community with a solid family base.
  • occidental decided when and how the work would be accomplished, and by whom.
  • occidental completed a full site investigation delineating the nature and extent of contamination at the site.
  • The occidental guests complete their metamorphosis into whales.
British Dictionary definitions for occidental

occidental

/ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl/
adjective
1.
a literary or formal word for western Compare oriental

Occidental

/ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Occident
noun
2.
an inhabitant, esp a native, of the Occident
Derived Forms
Occidentalism, noun
Occidentalist, noun, adjective
Occidentally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for occidental
adj.

c.1400, from Old French occidental (14c.) and directly from Latin occidentalis "western," from occidentem (see occident). As a capitalized noun meaning "a Western person" (opposed to Oriental) from 1857.

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