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Orientation meaning

orientation - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or process of orientating; determination of the points of the compass, or the east point, in taking bearings.
  2. 2. The tendency of a revolving body, when suspended in a certain way, to bring the axis of rotation into parallelism with the earth's axis.
  3. 3. An aspect or fronting to the east; especially ( Arch.), the placing of a church so that the chancel, containing the altar toward which the congregation fronts in worship, will be on the east end.
  4. 4. Fig.: A return to first principles; an orderly arrangement.

orientation - examples of usage

  1. My ethical orientation became disturbed; all my canons got confused. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. After you see Dr. Van de Vliet- and assuming you're admitted- there'll be an orientation and then you're welcome to begin participating fully in our activities. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  3. Physical objectives not suitable, with relation to the objective to be attained, are manifestly incorrect physical points of orientation with respect to the operations involved in the effort to attain such an objective. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
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