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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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