English noun: orientation
|1.||orientation (act) the act of orienting|
|Broader (hypernym)||emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning|
|2.||orientation (cognition) an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs|
|Broader (hypernym)||attitude, mental attitude|
|Narrower (hyponym)||experimentalism, heresy, heterodoxy, ideology, orthodoxy, perspective, political orientation, political theory, position, religious orientation, reorientation, unorthodoxy, view, wavelength|
|3.||orientation position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions|
|Narrower (hyponym)||attitude, horizontal, quarter, vertical|
|Attribute||horizontal, inclined, perpendicular, vertical|
|4.||orientation (cognition) a predisposition in favor of something|
|Samples||A predilection for expensive cars.|
His sexual preferences.
Showed a Marxist orientation.
|5.||orientation (cognition) a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships|
|6.||orientation (act) a course introducing a new situation or environment|
|Broader (hypernym)||class, course, course of instruction, course of study|