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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oriental  \O`ri*en"tal\,  a.  [L.  orientalis:  cf  F.  oriental.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  orient  or  east;  eastern;  concerned 
  with  the  East  or  Orientalism;  --  opposed  to  {occidental};  as 
  Oriental  countries. 
 
  The  sun's  ascendant  and  oriental  radiations.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oriental  \O`ri*en"tal\,  n. 
  1.  A  native  or  inhabitant  of  the  Orient  or  some  Eastern  part 
  of  the  world;  an  Asiatic. 
 
  2.  pl  (Eccl.)  Eastern  Christians  of  the  Greek  rite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  oriental 
  adj  :  denoting  or  characteristic  of  the  biogeographic  region 
  including  southern  Asia  and  the  Malay  Archipelago  as 
  far  as  the  Philippines  and  Borneo  and  Java;  "Oriental 
  politeness";  "for  people  of  South  and  East  Asian 
  ancestry  the  term  `Asian'  is  preferred  to  `Oriental'"; 
  "Asian  ancestry"  [syn:  {Asian}] 
  n  :  a  member  of  an  Oriental  race  [syn:  {Oriental},  {oriental 
  person}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Oriental,  NC  (town,  FIPS  49380) 
  Location:  35.03471  N,  76.68458  W 
  Population  (1990):  786  (487  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.8  sq  km  (land),  0.6  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  28571 




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