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Occident (s) (noun), Occidents (pl)
1. The countries of Europe and of the Western Hemisphere: Some historians have predicted that sometime in the future there will be a shift of power from the Occident to the Orient.
2. Etymology: from Old French occident (12th century), from Latin occidentem, "western sky, part of the sky in which the sun sets", originally "setting"; occidere "fall down, go down (a reference to the sun"; from ob-, "down" plus cadere, "to fall".
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