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Adjective: orienting  'o-ree,en-ting
  1. Positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually
    "an orienting program for new employees"; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive";
    - orientating
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: aligning, dimensioning, familiarising [Brit], familiarizing, homing, orientated, oriented, positioning

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

Antonym: disorient, disorienting

Encyclopedia: Orient, Ohio