Orientation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɔːriənˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word orientation
Brit.  |ˌɔːrɪənˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word orientation


- the act of orienting
- an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
- position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
- a predisposition in favor of something(syn: predilection, preference)
- a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships
- a course introducing a new situation or environment


patients identifying themselves as homosexual or bisexual in orientation

He makes no secret of his orientation.

The organization has a decidedly conservative orientation.

Her later works were more introspective in orientation.

These materials are used for the orientation of new employees.

New students need to go through a short orientation before they begin classes.

The company needs to develop a stronger orientation towards marketing its products.

How can we get students to adopt a serious orientation to learning?

He was unhappy with the commercial orientation of the organization.

The meeting is open to everyone, whatever their political or religious orientation.

The party has a broadly socialist orientation.

This is orientation week for all the new students.

New employees receive two days of orientation.

Suddenly I was cartwheeling down the slope, all orientation gone.

Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is still far too widespread.

Word forms

singular: orientation
plural: orientations
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