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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

Broader (hypernym)direction

Narrower (hyponym)attitude, horizontal, quarter, vertical

Attributehorizontal, inclined, perpendicular, vertical

4. orientation (cognition) a predisposition in favor of something

SamplesA predilection for expensive cars.
His sexual preferences.
Showed a Marxist orientation.

Synonymspredilection, preference

Broader (hypernym)predisposition

5. orientation (cognition) a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships

Broader (hypernym)self-awareness

6. orientation (act) a course introducing a new situation or environment

Synonymsorientation course

Broader (hypernym)class, course, course of instruction, course of study

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