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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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British Dictionary definitions for nonoccidental

occidental

/ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl/
adjective
1.
a literary or formal word for western Compare oriental
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Word Origin and History for nonoccidental
occidental
late 14c., from Fr. occidental (14c.), from L. occidentalis "western," from occidentem (see occident).
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