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Noun: orientation  ,o-ree-un'tey-shun
  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