Orientation meaning

ôr'ē-ĕn-tā'shən, -ən-
Orientation is someone knowing where they are, the direction someone is facing or the way someone tends to go.

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.

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The position or change of position of an organism or part under a stimulus such as gravity or light.
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Awareness of the objective world in relation to one's self.
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(uncountable) The construction of a Christian church to have its aisle in an east-west direction with the altar at the east end.
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Familiarization with and adaptation to a situation or environment.
  • Awareness of one's environment as to time, space, objects, and persons.
  • A period or process of introduction and adjustment.
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The construction of a church so that its longitudinal axis has an east-west direction with the main altar usually at the eastern end.
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(uncountable) The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
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(uncountable) A position relative to compass bearings.
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(countable) An inclination, tendency or direction.
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(countable) The ability to orient.
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(countable) An adjustment to a new environment.
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(countable) An introduction to a (new) environment.
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(typography, countable) The direction of print across the page; landscape or portrait.
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(mathematics, countable) The choice of which ordered bases are "positively" oriented and which are "negatively" oriented on a real vector space.
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The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
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Location or position relative to the points of the compass.
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The direction followed in the course of a trend, movement, or development.
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A tendency of thought; a general inclination.

A Marxist orientation.

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Sexual orientation.
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Awareness of the objective world in relation to one's self.
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An orienting or being oriented.
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A person's fundamental feelings about or responses to something.
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The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
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In typography, the direction of print across a page. See portrait and orientation agnostic.
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Sexual orientation.
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Origin of orientation

  • orient +"Ž -ation
    From Wiktionary