- an orienting or being oriented
- position with relation to the points of the compass
- the planning of church architecture so that the altar is in the east end
- familiarization with and adaptation to a situation or environment; specif.,
- Psychol. awareness of one's environment as to time, space, objects, and persons
- a period or process of introduction and adjustment
- a person's fundamental feelings about or responses to something
- Biol. the position or change of position of an organism or part under a stimulus such as gravity or light
- the position and arrangement of atoms or radicals in a molecule
- the ordering of molecules, crystals, etc. so that the axes point in a particular direction
- An example of orientation is a person attending a training session for new employees.
- An example of orientation is a person facing west.
- An example of orientation is a man preferring to date men.
Orientation is someone knowing where they are, the direction someone is facing or the way someone tends to go.
- The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
- Location or position relative to the points of the compass.
- The construction of a church so that its longitudinal axis has an east-west direction with the main altar usually at the eastern end.
- The direction followed in the course of a trend, movement, or development.
- A tendency of thought; a general inclination: a Marxist orientation.
- Sexual orientation.
- a. An adjustment or adaptation to a new environment, situation, custom, or set of ideas.b. Introductory instruction concerning a new situation: orientation for incoming students.
- Psychology Awareness of the objective world in relation to one's self.
(countable and uncountable, plural orientations)
- (uncountable) The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
- (uncountable) A position relative to compass bearings
- (uncountable) The construction of a Christian church to have its aisle in an east-west direction with the altar at the east end
- (countable) An inclination, tendency or direction
- (countable) The ability to orient
- (countable) An adjustment to a new environment
- (countable) An introduction to a (new) environment
- (typography, countable) The direction of print across the page; landscape or portrait
- (mathematics, countable) The choice of which ordered bases are "positively" oriented and which are "negatively" oriented on a real vector space
orient +"Ž -ation
orientation - Computer Definition
- Before Carmen left, she invited them all to breakfast and orientation before the first ride in the morning.
- When they were all seated and attentive, she began with the orientation she had been memorizing for the last two weeks.
- It stood to the east of the latter, and had a different orientation, viz.
- Dark coloured micas are strongly pleochroic. Accurate determinations of the optical orientation, as well as the symmetry of the etching figures on the cleavage planes, seem to suggest that the micas, except muscovite, may be anorthic rather than monoclinic in crystallization.
- Orientation of Substituent Groups.-The determination of the relative positions of the substituents in a benzene derivative constitutes an important factor in the general investigation of such compounds.