What does orientation mean?

Definitions for orientation
ˌɔr i ənˈteɪ ʃən, -ɛn-, ˌoʊr-ori·en·ta·tion

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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

How to pronounce orientation?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say orientation in sign language?

  1. orientation


  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

Examples of orientation in a Sentence

  1. Porsche Design:

    We have common values in terms of our design orientation and innovation.

  2. Amelia Carolina Sparavigna:

    An orientation of sacred places to sun and sky is common to several religions.

  3. Charlene Jones:

    It baffles the mind, he actually is the first face that our new employees are seeing for orientation.

  4. Sandra Mellott:

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

  5. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    I have no illusions that your man will nominate someone who shares my orientation, but I hope he sends us someone smart.

Images & Illustrations of orientation

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

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