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Meaning of ORIENTATION

Pronunciation:  `owreeen'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a course introducing a new situation or environment
  2. [n]  the act of orienting
  3. [n]  a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships
  4. [n]  a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
  5. [n]  an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
  6. [n]  position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
 

ORIENTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: orientation course, predilection, preference
 
 See Also: attitude, attitude, class, course, course of instruction, course of study, direction, emplacement, experimentalism, heresy, heterodoxy, horizontal, ideology, locating, location, mental attitude, orthodoxy, perspective, placement, political orientation, political theory, position, position, positioning, predisposition, quarter, religious orientation, reorientation, self-awareness, unorthodoxy, vertical, view, wavelength

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O`ri*en*ta"tion\, 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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An organism's position relative to the direction of stream flow.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acclimation, acclimatization, accommodation, accustoming, adaptation, adaption, adjustment, aim, alignment, arrangement, aspect, assimilation, attitude, azimuth, bearing, bearings, bent, breaking, breaking-in, briefing, case hardening, celestial navigation, conditioning, course, current, dead reckoning, direction, direction line, disorientation, domestication, drift, exposure, familiarization, fix, frontage, habituation, hardening, heading, helmsmanship, housebreaking, inclination, initiation, instruction, introduction, inurement, lay, layout, lie, line, line of direction, line of march, line of position, location, naturalization, navigation, pilotage, piloting, placement, placing, point, position, position line, positioning, preparation, quarter, radio bearing, range, run, seasoning, set, set-up, situation, steerage, steering, taming, tendency, tenor, track, training, trend, way
 

 

 

 

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