[ok-si-duh nt] /ˈɒk sɪ dənt/
(lowercase) the west; the western regions.
a literary or formal word for west Compare orient
the countries of Europe and America
the western hemisphere
late 14c., “western part” (of the heavens or earth), from Old French occident (12c.) or directly from Latin occidentem (nominative occidens) “western sky, sunset, part of the sky in which the sun sets,” noun use of adjective meaning “setting,” from present participle of occidere “fall down, go down” (see occasion (n.)).
[ok-si-den-tl] /ˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tl/ adjective 1. (usually initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the or its natives and inhabitants. 2. . noun 3. (usually initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the . /ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl/ adjective 1. a literary or formal word for western Compare oriental /ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl/ adjective 1. of or relating […]
[ok-si-den-tl-iz-uh m] /ˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. Occidental character or characteristics.
[ok-si-den-tl-ahyz] /ˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tlˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), Occidentalized, Occidentalizing. 1. to make . /ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. to make or become Occidental
[ok-sip-i-tl] /ɒkˈsɪp ɪ tl/ Anatomy adjective 1. of, relating to, or situated near the or the . noun 2. any of several parts of the , especially the . /ɒkˈsɪpɪtəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the back of the head or skull noun 2. short for occipital bone adj. 1540s, from Middle French occipital, […]