Definitions for orientationˌɔr i ənˈteɪ ʃən, -ɛn-, ˌoʊr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ri•en•ta•tionˌɔr i ənˈteɪ ʃən, -ɛn-, ˌoʊr-(n.)
the act or process of orienting.
the state of being oriented.
an introductory program to guide a person in adjusting to new surroundings, employment, or the like.
the ability to locate oneself in one's environment with reference to time, place, and people.
position in relation to true north, to points on the compass, or to a specific place or object.
Category: Common Vocabulary
the ascertainment of one's true position, as in a novel situation.
the general direction or tendency of one's approach, thoughts, etc.
the relative positions of certain atoms or groups.
Origin of orientation:
the act of orienting
an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
predilection, preference, orientation(noun)
a predisposition in favor of something
"a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships
orientation course, orientation(noun)
a course introducing a new situation or environment
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
orientation(noun)ˌɔr i ənˈteɪ ʃən, -ɛn-, ˌoʊr-
the strong sense sb has about who they are or what they believe
orientationˌɔr i ənˈteɪ ʃən, -ɛn-, ˌoʊr-
information or training given to sb in a new situation, job, etc.
our new student orientation program
The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
A position relative to compass bearings
The construction of a Christian church to have its aisle in an east-west direction with the altar at the east end
An inclination, tendency or direction
The ability to orient
An adjustment to a new environment
An introduction to a (new) environment
The direction of print across the page; landscape or portrait
The choice of which ordered bases are "positively" oriented and which are "negatively" oriented on a real vector space
"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
Awareness of oneself in relation to time, place and person.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'orientation' in Nouns Frequency: #2697
Translations for orientation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- الإتِّجاه نَحو الشَّرْق، تَكَيُّفArabic
- orientaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die OrientierungGerman
- سازگاری؛ جهت یابیFarsi
- पूर्वाभिमुखीकरण, मोड़, अभिविन्यास, अनुस्थापनHindi
- áttun; það að ná áttumIcelandic
- orientacija, orientavimas(is)Lithuanian
- orientēšanās; orientācijaLatvian
- سازگاری؛ جهت یابیPersian
- جهت موندنهPashto
- ориентация, ориентированиеRussian
- 定位Chinese (Trad.)
- орієнтування, орієнтаціяUkrainian
- سمت کا تعينUrdu
- sự định hướngVietnamese
- 定位Chinese (Simp.)
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