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English definition of “the Occident”

the Occident

noun     /ˈɒk.sɪ.dənt/ US  /ˈɑːk.sə-/ formal
the western part of the world, especially the countries of Europe and America → Compare the OrientContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation occidental     /ˌɒk.sɪˈden.təl/ US  /ˌɑːk.səˈden.t̬əl/ adjective occidental cultures → Compare oriental (the Orient)People of specific racial or ethnic background
(Definition of the Occident noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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