• Orientation


    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


    orient + -ation

    Full definition of orientation



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