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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orientationnoun

    the act of orienting

  2. orientationnoun

    an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs

  3. orientationnoun

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

  4. predilection, preference, orientationnoun

    a predisposition in favor of something

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

  5. orientationnoun

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

  6. orientation course, orientationnoun

    a course introducing a new situation or environment


  1. orientationnoun

    The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.

  2. orientationnoun

    A position relative to compass bearings

  3. orientationnoun

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

  4. orientationnoun

    An inclination, tendency or direction

  5. orientationnoun

    The ability to orient

  6. orientationnoun

    An adjustment to a new environment

  7. orientationnoun

    An introduction to a (new) environment

  8. orientationnoun

    The direction of print across the page; landscape or portrait

  9. orientationnoun

    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

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  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. Jose Ruba:

    The government is claiming this will not affect private conversations between a child and her parents, for example, but no such exemption exists in the law, the only exemption they have is this caveat that says as long as you're not trying to favor one sexual orientation over another, you're still allowed to have counseling and conversation. The problem is, what does that mean?

  2. Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto:

    We have been dealing with a lot of cases of violence, of people beating up people because they disagree with their sexual orientation, our clients... are not willing to follow up these cases with the police because they don't know how to explain to the police what they were doing with other men in the privacy of their bedrooms without admitting to committing offences.

  3. Michelle Paradise:

    ' Star Trek' has always made a mission of giving visibility to underrepresented communities because Star Trek ' believes in showing people that a future without division on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation is entirely within our reach.

  4. Dana Nessel:

    Michigan courts have held that federal precedent is highly persuasive when determining the contours of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act( ELCRA), and federal courts across the country -- including the U.S. Supreme Court in Bostock v Clayton Co -- have held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination, we intend to submit that all Michigan residents are entitled to protection under the law -- regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation -- in our appeal to this decision.

  5. Chris Dillingham:

    I filed the complaint in federal court because we are dealing with the government: Valencia State College. This is a constitutional federal rights claim. The vaginal probes and my client's right to refuse them without retribution; their First and Fourth Amendments were violated. although it was stated in orientation it was voluntary, it became increasingly clear it was not. This is a very expensive program, these are young women. ... I'm not a doctor but they have suffered significant psychological damage.

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Translations for orientation

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  • توجيهArabic
  • orienteringDanish
  • OrientierungsvermögenGerman
  • προσανατολισμός, προσαρμογή, κατατοπισμόςGreek
  • orientaciónSpanish
  • orientationFrench
  • उन्मुखीकरणHindi
  • orientáció, betájolás, irány, tájékozódásHungarian
  • oriëntatie, richting, kerkbouwrichting, oriënteringsvermogen, gerichtheid, voorlichting, plaatsbepaling, oriënteringDutch
  • ориентация, установка, наклонность, ориентирование, ориентировка, склонность, размещениеRussian
  • ปฐมนิเทศThai
  • 方向Chinese

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