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(n) east; (v) to turn the face of something towards east; to direct something in a particular direction. Origin: L oriri, to rise => 'the direction in which the sun rises' => 'east' The countries which lie to the east of Europe have traditionally been referred to as the Oriental countries or, as a group, The Orient. Correspondingly, the Oriental countries have called the countries that lie to their west as the Occidental countries or, as a group, The Occident. Origin: L oc-,ob-, down + cidere, to fall => 'the direction in which the sun falls' => 'west' The Occidental countries include European countries, Canada, U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

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