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Adjective: oriented  'o-ree,en-tid
  1. Adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination
    "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout"; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view";
    - orientated
Verb: orient  o-ree-unt
  1. Be oriented in a particular direction
    "The weather vane orients North";
    - point
     
  2. Determine one's position with reference to another point
    "We had to orient ourselves in the forest";
    - orientate
     
  3. Cause to point
    "Orient the house towards the West"
     
  4. Familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
    "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
     
  5. Adjust to a specific need or market
    "a magazine oriented towards young people";
    - tailor

See also: adjusted, bound, destined, directed, familiarised [Brit], familiarized, headed, homeward, homeward-bound, minded, orientating, orienting

Type of: accommodate, acquaint, adapt, decide, determine, familiarise [Brit], familiarize, lie, make up one's mind, position

Antonym: disorient, unoriented

Encyclopedia: Oriented

Orient, Ohio