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1. A quality, mannerism, or custom specific to or characteristic of the Occident.
2. Scholarly knowledge of Occidental cultures, languages, and peoples.


(ˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tlˌɪz əm)

Occidental character or characteristics.
Oc`ci•den′tal•ist, n., adj.


the characteristics and customs of people situated in western regions, especially the Western Hemisphere, as western European countries and the United States. — Occidentalist, n.
See also: Behavior
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Noun1.Occidentalism - the scholarly knowledge of western cultures and languages and people
arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences"
2.occidentalism - the quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Western civilizations
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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