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. Jeb Bush:

    A big country, a tolerant country, ought to be able to figure out the difference between discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation and not forcing someone to participate in a wedding that they find goes against their moral beliefs.

  2. Chris Agiriga:

    We have never laid off any of our project volunteers because of police arrest or based on sexual orientation and gender identity, we always treat everyone as equal.

  3. John Jackson:

    We are not willing to change our policies, there is a very intentional attempt to marginalize those who don’t accept the notions of sexual orientation and gender identity as the government has framed them.

  4. Elie Seidman:

    As our team discussed the ability to add your orientation to your profile and display it, the conversation quickly shifted to focus on how this could put users in some areas at risk. Before rolling out Orientations more widely, we wanted to build an update to address this and work with the experts to do so.

  5. Delta CEO Ed Bastian:

    The new Delta uniform collection offers unity between all workgroups like never before. We are one proud Delta team and it really shows, zac is bringing fashion and glamour back to the airlines. It’s a sophisticated look, it’s elegant, it’s much more international in orientation. Our aspirations are to be a top global carrier, not just a top U.S. carrier.

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Translations for 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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