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orientation meaning

[ ˌɔ(:)rien'teiʃən ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "orientation""orientation" in a sentence
  • Noun: orientation  `oreeun'teyshun
    1. The act of orienting 
    2. An integrated set of attitudes and beliefs 
    3. Position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions 
    4. A predisposition in favour of something
      "showed a Marxist orientation"
      - predilection, preference 
    5. A person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships 
    6. A course introducing a new situation or environment
      - orientation course

    Derived forms: orientations

    See also: horizontal, inclined, perpendicular, vertical

    Type of: attitude, class, course, course of instruction, course of study, direction, emplacement, locating, location, mental attitude, placement, position, positioning, predisposition, self-awareness

    Encyclopedia: Orientation

  • [Architecture]

    The placement of a structure on a site with regard to local conditions of sunlight, wind, and drainage.


    The siting of a Christian church so that the main altar is housed toward the east end of the building, a common ritual disposition.


    The relationship of a building site plan to the points of a compass.

  • [Business]


    1 [U,C]

    the type of aims or interests that an organization or a person has; the act of directing your aims towards a particular thing:

    The business school is international in orientation.

    We want to hire people with a service orientation.

    Companies have been forced into a greater orientation to the market.

    2 (HR ) [U]

    training or information that you are given before starting a new job, course, etc:

    New employees undergo a two-day orientation programme.

  • [Electronics]
    1. The direction or position of an object in space, expressed in terms of coordinate values.
    2. In a teleprinter, the calibration or alignment that determines the speed of response to a received character.

  • [Engineering]
    Establishment of the correct relationship in direction with reference to the points of the compass.

  • [Medicine]
    Awareness of oneself in relation to time,place and person. n
    a : the act or process of orienting or of being oriented
    b : the state of being oriented
    2 : a usu. general or lasting direction of thought, inclination, or interest —see SEXUAL ORIENTATION
    3 : change of position by organs, organelles, or organisms in response to external stimulus
    4 : awareness of the existing situation with reference to time, place, and identity of persons ‹psychological orientation› — ori·en·ta·tion·al adj — ori·en·ta·tion·al·ly adv

  • [Oil and gas]
    The process of positioning a deflection tool within the wellbore so that it faces in the direction necessary to achieve the desired direction and drift angle for a directional hole.
  • The arrangement must show a preferred orientation.
  • An orientation study demonstrated the potential.
  • Grain orientation tends to be parallel to the coast.
  • An orientation of a complete graph is called a tournament.
  • The orientation in the sixth figure is not the same as in the third.
  • Proper orientation of feeders and waterers promotes good performance.
  • The result would be the observed gradual change in fibril orientation.
  • A change in membrane potential affects the orientation of charged molecules.
  • Now we may discuss the effects of angular orientation upon physical laws.
  • The most stable orientation of the molecular attraction lie along the surface.
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