What does Orientation mean?

Definitions for Orientationˌɔr i ənˈteɪ ʃən, -ɛn-, ˌoʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Orientation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orientation(noun)

    the act of orienting

  2. orientation(noun)

    an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs

  3. orientation(noun)

    position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions

  4. predilection, preference, orientation(noun)

    a predisposition in favor of something

    "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"

  5. orientation(noun)

    a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships

  6. orientation course, orientation(noun)

    a course introducing a new situation or environment


  1. orientation(Noun)

    The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.

  2. orientation(Noun)

    A position relative to compass bearings

  3. orientation(Noun)

    The construction of a Christian church to have its aisle in an east-west direction with the altar at the east end

  4. orientation(Noun)

    An inclination, tendency or direction

  5. orientation(Noun)

    The ability to orient

  6. orientation(Noun)

    An adjustment to a new environment

  7. orientation(Noun)

    An introduction to a (new) environment

  8. orientation(Noun)

    The direction of print across the page; landscape or portrait

  9. orientation(Noun)

    The choice of which ordered bases are "positively" oriented and which are "negatively" oriented on a real vector space


  1. Orientation

    "Orientation" is the third episode of the second season of Lost and the 28th episode overall. The episode was directed by Jack Bender, and written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Craig Wright. It first aired on October 5, 2005 on ABC. Jack Shephard, John Locke and Kate Austen learn about the mysterious hatch from Desmond Hume. On the other side of the island, Michael Dawson, James "Sawyer" Ford and Jin-Soo Kwon are imprisoned by people they believe to be the "Others."

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Orientation

    Awareness of oneself in relation to time, place and person.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Orientation' in Nouns Frequency: #2697


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orientation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orientation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sandra Mellott:

    Sometimes I think they take my orientation as some kind of personal attack and they can get really hostile about it.

  2. Betty White:

    I think we're losing our sense of humor instead of being able to relax and laugh at ourselves. I don't care whether it's ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or whose ox is being gored.

  3. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    But I'm sure that the orientation of those comments, despite all the questions about one or another formulation, the orientation towards cooperation between Russia and the United States, that is a step in the right direction.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Instead of asking why always, ask why not, and the whole orientation of your being will change from a world of limited possibilities, to a world of all possibilities. Remember there is always a way to what we desire, aspire. One simply has to live in expanded awareness and you will navigate without roadblocks.

  5. Heather Runyan:

    For a long time I thought I was a late bloomer, i thought that I should feel attraction, but I didn't, so I felt like I was broken. When people asked, I just told them I was happy single and didn't feel the need to date. In my head, I often referred to myself as asexual, but I didn't realize that it was a valid orientation.

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Translations for Orientation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • توجيهArabic
  • orienteringDanish
  • OrientierungsvermögenGerman
  • προσανατολισμός, κατατοπισμός, προσαρμογήGreek
  • orientaciónSpanish
  • उन्मुखीकरणHindi
  • orientáció, irány, tájékozódás, betájolásHungarian
  • oriëntatie, oriëntering, plaatsbepaling, voorlichting, gerichtheid, oriënteringsvermogen, kerkbouwrichting, richtingDutch
  • размещение, склонность, ориентировка, установка, ориентация, наклонность, ориентированиеRussian
  • ปฐมนิเทศThai

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