OCCIDENT

, or Occidental, west, or westward, in Astronomy; a planet is said to be Occident, when it sets after the sun.

Occident

, in Geography, the westward quarter of the horizon, or that part of the horizon where the ecliptic, or the sun's place in it, descends into the lower hemisphere.

Occident Equinoctial, that point of the horizon where the sun sets, when he crosses the equinoctial, or enters the sign Aries or Libra.

Occident Estival, that point of the horizon where the sun sets at his entrance into the sign Cancer, or in our summer when the days are longest.

Occident Hybernal, that point of the horizon where the sun sets at midwinter, when entering the sign Capricorn.

Occidental Horizon. See Horizon.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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OBLIQUE
OBLIQUITY
OBLONG
OBSERVATION
OBSERVATORY
* OCCIDENT
OCCULT
OCCULTATION
OCEAN
OCTAEDRON
OCTAGON