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Occident Syllabification: Oc·ci·dent
Pronunciation: /ˈäksidənt/

Definition of Occident in English:


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


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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