orientation

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Orientation is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Noun[change]

Singular
orientation

Plural
orientations

This arrow shows the orientation of the map.
  1. (countable) Someone's or something's orientation is the way they face, physically or psychologically.
    As homosexuality becomes more accepted, sexual orientation becomes a more common topic.
    An arrow is usually used to indicate the orientation of the map.
    The program gives you complete control over the size and orientation of the letters on the page.
  2. (countable & uncountable) An orientation to something is when somebody is first introduced to a place or a machine.
    Library orientation and instruction should be available when the user feels an interest or need.
    A quick orientation to the software is available for new users.

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