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Of or relating to the west.

[From Latin Hesperius, from Greek hesperios, of the evening, western, from hesperos, evening; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. poetic western
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to the Hesperides
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of a western land
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(hɛˈspɪər i ən)

western; occidental.
[1540–50; < Latin Hesperi(us) of, toward the West < Greek hespérios western, derivative of hésperos evening]
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Adj.1.Hesperian - denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere; "occidental civilization"; "Hesperian culture"
western - relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts; "the Western world"; "Western thought"; "Western thought"
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References in classic literature ?
These were the prime in order and in might; The rest were long to tell, though far renown'd, Th' IONIAN Gods, of JAVANS Issue held Gods, yet confest later then Heav'n and Earth Thir boasted Parents; TITAN Heav'ns first born With his enormous brood, and birthright seis'd By younger SATURN, he from mightier JOVE His own and RHEA'S Son like measure found; So JOVE usurping reign'd: these first in CREET And IDA known, thence on the Snowy top Of cold OLYMPUS rul'd the middle Air Thir highest Heav'n; or on the DELPHIAN Cliff, Or in DODONA, and through all the bounds Of DORIC Land; or who with SATURN old Fled over ADRIA to th' HESPERIAN Fields, And ore the CELTIC roam'd the utmost Isles.
And he called it Hesperian, because it lies toward the west.
In the case of the healthcare workers, it's Wikipedia, along with other resources, including Wikimedicine, WikEM, Hesperian Health Guides, and content from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
(91) Hesperian "Anatomy" Cabernet 2012 (California).
HISTORY OF MARS Planetary scientists divide the Red Planet's history into three periods, the Noachian, Hesperian, and Amazonian (sometimes with the prequel Pre-Noachian).
These rocks formed during the Noachian and Hesperian Periods of Martian history between three and four billion years ago, when Mars's surface was abundant in water.
* Hesperian Falls, Las Vegas, NV-This 300-unit multifamily property received $10,600,000 funded under the Fannie Mae DUS Loan program.
The northernmost almost two thirds form part of the Hesperian Massif (of Hercynian orogen), with a predominance of Precambrian and Palaeozoic materials--shales, quartzite, and volcano-sedimentary and plutonic rocks.
During the Middle Jurassic, some fault-controlled carbonate platforms to the E of the Hesperian Massif of the Iberian Plate formed the domain of the Iberian and Catalan coastal ranges of E Spain (Gomez and Fernandez-Lopez, 2006, and references therein).
Margareta Luotsinen and Kim Akerman, Hesperian Press, Carlisle, WA.