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orientation

Noun

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 favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation" [syn: 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 [syn: orientation course]

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Noun

  1. The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
  2. position relative to compass bearings
  3. the construction of a Christian church to have its aisle in an east-west direction with the altar at the east end
  4. an inclination, tendency or direction
  5. adjustment to a new environment
  6. In the context of "typography|countable": the direction of print across the page; landscape or portrait
  7. In the context of "mathematics|countable": on a real vector space, a choice of which ordered bases are "positively" oriented and which are "negatively" oriented

Translations

the act of orienting
  • Hungarian: tájékozódás
  • Russian: ориентировка, ориентирование
position relative to compass bearings
  • Hungarian: betájolás
  • Russian: ориентация
the construction of a Christian church
  • Russian: размещение, установка
an inclination, tendency or direction
  • Hungarian: irány, orientáció
  • Russian: ориентация, наклонность, склонность
adjustment to a new environment
the direction of print across the page
(mathematics)
  • Russian: ориентация

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Orientation may refer to:
in mathematics:

See also

orientation in Spanish: Orientación (desambiguación)
orientation in French: Orientation
orientation in Dutch: Oriëntatie
orientation in Polish: Orientacja
orientation in Slovak: Orientácia
orientation in Serbian: Оријентација

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