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orientation

o·ri·en·ta·tion

orientation

 
pronunciation:
o ri en teI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of orienting, or the condition of being oriented.
definition 2: the act or process of familiarizing and adjusting oneself or others to a new environment or situation.
an orientation for new employees
definition 3: the direction taken by a tendency, habit, pattern of thought, or preference.
This preschool has a religious orientation.
definition 4: in psychology, one's perception of oneself and one's place in relation to other people and one's surroundings.
definition 5: location or positioning, or a particular positioning, with respect to the points of the compass.