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English definition of “the Orient”

the Orient

noun     /ˈɔː.ri.ənt/ US  /ˈɔːr.i-/ old-fashioned
the countries in the east and southeast of Asia → Compare the OccidentContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation oriental     /ˌɔː.riˈen.təl/ US  /ˌɔːr.iˈen.t̬əl/ adjective oriental cuisine/fruits/plants → Compare occidental (the Occident)People of specific racial or ethnic background
(Definition of the Orient noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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