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Meaning of orientation by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


    orient +‎ -ation


    orientation ( countable and uncountable; plural: orientations )

    1. ( uncountable ) The act of orienting or the state of being oriented .
    2. ( uncountable ) A position relative to compass bearings
    3. ( uncountable ) The construction of a Christian church to have its aisle in an east-west direction with the altar at the east end
    4. ( countable ) An inclination, tendency or direction
    5. ( countable ) The ability to orient
    6. ( countable ) An adjustment to a new environment
    7. ( countable ) An introduction to a ( new ) environment
    8. ( typography, countable ) The direction of print across the page; landscape or portrait
    9. ( mathematics, countable ) The choice of which ordered bases are "positively" oriented and which are "negatively" oriented on a real vector space


Explanation of orientation by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a course introducing a new situation or environment

    2. the act of orienting

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

    4. a predisposition in favor of something

    5. showed a Marxist orientation
    6. an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs

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

    Definition of orientation by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Orientation n. [Cf. F. orientation.]

      1. The act or process of orientating; determination of the points of the compass, or the east point, in taking bearings.

      2. The tendency of a revolving body, when suspended in a certain way, to bring the axis of rotation into parallelism with the earth's axis.

      3. An aspect or fronting to the east; especially ( Arch. ), the placing of a church so that the chancel, containing the altar toward which the congregation fronts in worship, will be on the east end.

      4. ( Fig. ): A return to first principles; an orderly arrangement.

      The task of orientation undertaken in this chapter. L. F. Ward.