Definitions for occidentalˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
oc•ci•den•talˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tl(adj.)
(usu. cap.) of or pertaining to the Occident or its inhabitants.
(n.)(usu. cap.) an inhabitant of the Occident.
Origin of occidental:
1350–1400; ME < L
a native inhabitant of the Occident
an artificial language
denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere
"occidental civilization"; "Hesperian culture"
A Western Christian of the Latin rite
Of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western.
occidental climates, or customs; an occidental planet.
Possessing inferior hardness, brilliance, or beauty; u2013 used of inferior precious stones and gems, because those found in the Orient are generally superior.
An artificial language, once renamed Interlingue in an attempt to compete with Interlingua
Origin: From occident, from occidentem, from occido
of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western; -- opposed to oriental; as, occidental climates, or customs; an occidental planet
possessing inferior hardness, brilliancy, or beauty; -- used of inferior precious stones and gems, because those found in the Orient are generally superior
Occidental is a census-designated place in Sonoma County, California, United States. The population was 1,115 at the 2010 census, down from 1,272 at the 2000 census.
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