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Meaning of ORIENTATE

Pronunciation:  'owreeen`teyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  determine one's position with reference to another point
 

ORIENTATE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: orient
 
 Antonyms: disorient, disorientate
 
 See Also: decide, determine, guide, guide on, make up one's mind, reorient, reorientate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O"ri*en*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Orientated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Orientating}.] [From {Orient}.]
    1. To place or turn toward the east; to cause to assume an
       easterly direction, or to veer eastward.
    
    2. To arrange in order; to dispose or place (a body) so as to
       show its relation to other bodies, or the relation of its
       parts among themselves.
    
             A crystal is orientated when placed in its proper
             position so as to exhibit its symmetry. --E. S.
                                                   Dana.
    
    
  2. \O"ri*en*tate\, v. i.
    To move or turn toward the east; to veer from the north or
    south toward the east.
    
    
 

 

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