Definition of Occident in English:

Occident

Syllabification: Oc·ci·dent
Pronunciation: /ˈäksidənt, -ˌdent
 
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noun

(the Occident) • formal or • literary
  • The countries of the West, especially Europe and the Americas (contrasted with orient).

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin occident- 'going down, setting' (in reference to the sun), from the verb occidere.

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