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Definition 1: the act of orienting - [noun denoting act]

(orientation is a kind of ...) the act of putting something in a certain place

Definition 2: a course introducing a new situation or environment - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for orientation in the sense of this definition

(orientation is a kind of ...) education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

"he took a course in basket weaving" "flirting is not unknown in college classes"

Definition 3: an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs - [noun denoting cognition]

(orientation is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

(... is a kind of orientation ) a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding

"they are on the same wavelength"

(... is a kind of orientation ) an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation

"the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism"

(... is a kind of orientation ) a fresh orientation; a changed set of attitudes and beliefs

(... is a kind of orientation ) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

"consider what follows from the positivist view"

(... is a kind of orientation ) a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

(... is a kind of orientation ) any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position

(... is a kind of orientation ) an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

(... is a kind of orientation ) an attitude toward religion or religious practices

Definition 4: a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships - [noun denoting cognition]

(orientation is a kind of ...) awareness of your own individuality

Definition 5: a predisposition in favor of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where orientation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a predilection for expensive cars
  • his sexual preferences
  • showed a Marxist orientation

Synonyms for orientation in the sense of this definition

(orientation is a kind of ...) an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way

Definition 6: position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions - [noun denoting linkdef]

(orientation is a kind of ...) the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

"he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

(... is a kind of orientation ) position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)

(... is a kind of orientation ) something that is oriented horizontally

(... is a kind of orientation ) something that is oriented vertically

(... is a kind of orientation ) one of the four major division of the compass

"the wind is coming from that quarter"

(... are attributes of orientation) parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line

"a horizontal surface"

(... are attributes of orientation) at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

"a vertical camera angle" "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab" "measure the perpendicular height"

(... are attributes of orientation) at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

"an inclined plane"

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