Associations to the word «Orientation»

Wiktionary

ORIENTATION, noun. (uncountable) The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
ORIENTATION, noun. (uncountable) A position relative to compass bearings
ORIENTATION, noun. (uncountable) The construction of a Christian church to have its aisle in an east-west direction with the altar at the east end
ORIENTATION, noun. (countable) An inclination, tendency or direction
ORIENTATION, noun. (countable) The ability to orient
ORIENTATION, noun. (countable) An adjustment to a new environment
ORIENTATION, noun. (countable) An introduction to a (new) environment
ORIENTATION, noun. (typography) (countable) The direction of print across the page; landscape or portrait
ORIENTATION, noun. (mathematics) (countable) The choice of which ordered bases are "positively" oriented and which are "negatively" oriented on a real vector space

Dictionary definition

ORIENTATION, noun. The act of orienting.
ORIENTATION, noun. An integrated set of attitudes and beliefs.
ORIENTATION, noun. Position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions.
ORIENTATION, noun. A predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation".
ORIENTATION, noun. A person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships.
ORIENTATION, noun. A course introducing a new situation or environment.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats