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Noun
The relative alignment or direction of something
“The temple's orientation was such that the sun's rays would penetrate it directly only twice a year.”
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One's relative position, or an awareness of it
“Do we really still get our orientation by turning towards the east? And still regard the points of the compass as our defining coordinates?”
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The direction in which an object or structure is facing
“Before we can consider this point about the orientation of the statue, it is necessary to determine the exact position of the temple before which it is supposed to have stood.”
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A familiarization with something, especially a new environment
“After students go through a period of orientation, they are usually ready to enter a period of study when informational activities will predominate.”
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An introduction or induction into a new environment
“Let us begin with your induction and orientation into your new job.”
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Information or guidance provided to someone who is new to a role or field
“The agencies generally were found to be deficient in providing orientation to the new recruit.”
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An inclination or tendency towards a given manner of being or thinking
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“Nevertheless, these arguments are distinctly liberal in orientation, and for that reason deserve to be considered together.”
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The course or direction in which a person or thing is moving
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Crash course
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A general direction in which something is developing or changing
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A person's sexual orientation or preference
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General status
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Fact or quality of having a position in relation to other things
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The process of integrating someone or something into a group, system or organization
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Knowledge about a given topic
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